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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #3 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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
41 helpful votes 41 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It is better to go after Fager prayer after having good breakfast. Taxi takes 20 Reyal from Mecca, after getting there, the first steps are stressful, need to stop after feeling exhausted. Taking some bottle of water is a wise decision. Watch up narrow and uneven steps, it is better to go with group. It takes more than one hour... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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541 reviews 541 reviews
191 attraction reviews
829 helpful votes 829 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

the tour peoples took us to Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light) to see the some thing of our faith we enjoy it and recommended this for Omarah visitors

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Pakistan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The place where Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) received the first revelation. It also has the famous cave, ghar e hira. It is nearby the Haram about 10-15 mins distance. Taxis can take you there. The hike is quite difficult, but you can just see it from the distance also. We did not climb it just went there had a good look... More

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