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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

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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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Climbing Jabal Noor

Clinmbing Jabal Noor word fail me as you start the incline you wonder will i get to the top and you start reciting making thikr for the almighty and before you know it you're on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Clinmbing Jabal Noor word fail me as you start the incline you wonder will i get to the top and you start reciting making thikr for the almighty and before you know it you're on top what a beautiful sight to seea nd hear the athaan go for Fajr and you are able to climb through the cave and make... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This historic mountain houses the 'Hira' cave. Even though i couldnt climb even half of it (i climbed barely 300 metres), it gave me a feeling of unfolding of many feelings. The feeling of the stories of Prophet Mohammed s.a.w. and the first verses of holy quran lifts your spirits.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of the favorite place in this world. I went there several times. Still I want to go. Excellent place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The best time to climb this Jabal al Noor is early in the morning when you are still fresh and the weather is not hot. You may need a cane, a water bottle, sun glasses, hat and maybe energy bar or drink. You can buy these things before you climb as they are a few shops just at the foot... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Its just a hill prophet mohammad pbuh stayed there for month and first revelation was revealed to him on this place but not for worship good to visit. Very steep and vertical difficult to climb no transport available to climb the mountain just go and climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Its a place where first verse was revealed on Prophet Mohammad PBUH. and he was there for almost a month and not its open for visitor to see but this place should not be considered for the worship.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Makkah Province  >  Mecca

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