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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Mecca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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capetown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I had the privilege of being able to climb this mountain with others much older than myself and was amazed to see the agility of some of these oldies, they put me to absolute shame - but I managed to get to the top and the historical areas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is a spiritual journey. I took my 8 yr old for the first time to Makkah. Great time, great experiance

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Not proscribed as a ritual though the essence of climbing and following the footsteps of Khadjiha who had traveled from Marwa area to Noor for her husband the Prophet.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Definitely a location every muslim will visit - if you have the energy it's definitely worth the climb.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What can I say of this place. I had tears in my eyes each time I saw the Jabal. The cave uphill is sure the most enlightening place. Thanks to our Prophet for giving this lovely religion Islam - way of life. Peace be upon Him

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

this is where Prophet Muhammad PBUH received the first verses of the Quran. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mecca.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Jabal-e-Noor is a great experience for adults and kids. If you plan on climing the long flight of stairs then try to go right after Fajr or close to Maghrib so then it's cooler. There are also camel rides and ATV rides for kids. There are no convenient way of using toilets there.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had never before climbed up this mountain. The best was to reach the foothill and listen to the story. This time round, I had made the intention of climbing. So when the day arrived I got ready and joined the few in the group who were up for it. We started out at 4pm and started the climb at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We really wanted to climb up here to see the Cave of Hira, but you have to be super tough to do it. The slope to the approach is so steep that we had to walk with our backs bent to get there, it might get easier once you start climbing from the stairs but because I have back problems... More

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Oakville, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

To walk in the shoes of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was an amazing experience. You need a decent meal and water for your trip up. If you take 5 minute rests and forget about how long there is to go you will be fine. If you are not active I would advise not to do it as oxygen becomes... More

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