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“Enlightenment” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Mecca
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Owner description: In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
Chennai (Madras), India
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Enlightenment”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Jabal-e-Noor”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 about 4.30pm. I had trainers to make it easier. Within 5 minutes some gave up due to the steep climb at the start. It takes the wind out of you. To be able to continue you need perseverance. But slowly and surely, we inched up stopping every few paces and the stations where hot and cold drinks are served. As you climb up, the view is amazing. Finally when you get to the top, you go down a few steps and have to squeeze through an opening in the rocks to get to the other side which opens up a bit. By this time it was dark and there are no lights. As you get through the rocks and emerge the other side there is a small area where it is said the Holy Prophet (pbuh) used to sit and meditate and it is here that he received his first revelation. This is one of the few places left here where you get to be in the place where the Holy Prophet (pbuh) sat and walked. The Saudi wahabis have destroyed everything else.
Yes you need to be strong to climb. Imagine the Holy Prophet (pbuh) did this regularly and his wife used to go up to take him food. Try it and you will experience something very rare.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“You need to be a Marine to get up here!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 did not want to take the risk. Our NABI (pbuh) must have been an exceptionally strong man to climb up & down this mountain.

Visited April 2014
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