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Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Description: In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on...
In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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A place of historical significance for Islam

Having read and hearing so many things about the place I had great expectations. But I was very disappointed and grieved to see the condition it is being kept. The place is unkept... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Having read and hearing so many things about the place I had great expectations. But I was very disappointed and grieved to see the condition it is being kept. The place is unkept for a long period of time. It is dirty and houses and have built around it. Its importance us somehow list amidst the dusty environment

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Only the physically fit could climb this mountain. A historical place that showcases the beginnings of Islam in an Arab dessert and the toughness of the early Muslims in enduring life here.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Words cannot describe how amazing Hajj was. The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. It was quite difficult at times climbing up especially in the heat & no A/C. Although there are a couple of places you can stop for a drink or to get your breath back. TBH, I did stop half way & said to my... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I am not sure what is the religious significant of climbing Jabal-al-noor but as a person I found it is a great experience. Because it is not the physical fitness that you need to climb it is all about your mental drive to help you climb and during climbing you will meet fellow climbers who may seem not able to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

this was one of the best experience in Mecca. We decided to take a cab (rm10) per person to the mountain at 1am in the morning. Hike for almost 30-45minutes till we reached the top (one of my friend thew up in the middle of the hiking). This is really suitable for fit people only as the mountain is very... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Incredible to think that Khadija (May Allah Be Pleased With Her) used to go up and down that hill a few times a day, during the Prophet's (PBUH) sojourn there. I did not go up because it surely was a difficult task. This hill and Hira's cave has history behind it. It's awe-inspiring and interesting.

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Doha, Qatar
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Excellent and also called Gaar-e-Hira. This is the place where our beloved prophet (PBUH) was enlighten with the Noor (light) of Quran from Allah (SWT) through Gabriel (A.S). One must visit during visit to Makkah.

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shah alam
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went there at night, nice staircase but one must be careful. can buy SR10 for a stick, which can be helpful when climbing down. take time to go up and enjoy the scenery when you are at the top.

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Doha, Qatar
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169 reviews 169 reviews
90 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

When in makkah prayer at the Grand Mosque is the best investment you do. Still people are intrested in history and this place gives you history, inspiration, and some exercise. It takes about an hour so unless fit and healthy dont get up there.

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Irbid, Jordan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you went to Jabal-al-noor once in your youth, then don't waist your time. It is not part of Pilgrimage or Umrah. Going there will drain your energy.

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