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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

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Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Phone Number: 02037438188
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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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Fantastic place must visit

Around 11pm I start climbing the mountains it take about 40 min to 1 hour . It cold n the wind so strong u can see the pretty nice view n the gua, prophets was here to receive the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
eiliyahtan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Around 11pm I start climbing the mountains it take about 40 min to 1 hour . It cold n the wind so strong u can see the pretty nice view n the gua, prophets was here to receive the first wahyu. U can solat here n top of the mountains have a shop u can have some drink . All... More 

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Thank eiliyahtan
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a day with good weather, it would be an ideal visit for spiritual uplifting. I suggest, arrange to travel by a modern air-conditioned coach, so you won't be tired and the journey will be comfortable consequently enabling you to enjoy and reflect, meditate or pray full heartedly when you reach the site.

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1 Thank Showkat K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is advisable to go there well prepared like you prepare yourself for every significant event of your life. And first of all is your physical fitness. Carry sufficient water and fruits. Avoid the times when the sun is blazing. In this way you will be able to reach at the cave fresh. Here, take time to think of those... More 

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1 Thank Abdul Ghaffar B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit and nice place to have a family gathering. We have a nice experience at this place.

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Thank Abd S
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its around 3 KM from makkah. Cave (Ghar-e-Hira) is located on Jabal Al-Noor mountain. It takes around 45 minutes to reach on top.

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Thank Talhabari
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I made this journey while on my Ummrah 2015 visit. It's a must do. I made a mistake in not going straight after fajar salah. I went with my wife, sister and brother in law after asar prayer. It was scorching hot conditions. I had Sciatica down my right leg, but masha allah I still went to the top. Took... More 

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1 Thank Aachoo
Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The journey to the top of the mountain is very hectic. One should bring fruits and drinks. And hira cave is so small and it's only for one person.

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Thank Muneeb2405
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The Cave of Hira is located on top of Jabal Al-Nour about 3 km from Mecca. It is the location believed where Prophet Mohammed received his first revelation from god by the angel Jebril/ Gabriel. It is about 600 steps to reach the cave, if your relativity fit it should not take you more than 30-40min to get to the... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Little Far from the Holy Mosque, Not difficult to climb but its better if you leave at fajar! In hot days its little bit tiring.

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1 Thank Dentist_MM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Absoluetly, its a lot of Noor still there, just try to see or feel that Noor, when you go there. Just think yourself Infront of Allah.

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