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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, Outdoors
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Owner description: In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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kuala lumpur
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

climbing Jabal Nur in the early morning with friends during the haj season in September 2014 was a beautiful experience...although i am not abled to climb all the way up, the halfway view was fantastic.,, .The Saudi Govenemnt has built little huts that you can take a rest with beautiful view of Makkah. The best part was during fajr when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Only perhaps the weather. Very close to khana Kaba. must visit atleast once when you visit Makkah. Read the history before going there.

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capetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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