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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Just beautiful

Bought a walking-stick at the bottom, hiked to the top in 40minutes, non-stop. Took longer coming... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amir R
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Jabal e Noor

I wish if I could climb up there but this place was way to high. It is popular because of the cave... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“hour climb” (4 reviews)
“tough climb” (4 reviews)
“angel gabriel” (4 reviews)
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought a walking-stick at the bottom, hiked to the top in 40minutes, non-stop. Took longer coming down because I stopped for sight-seeing. A little crowded at the top. Soothing, just soothing. The view is amazing!

Thank Amir R
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I wish if I could climb up there but this place was way to high. It is popular because of the cave of Hira, where the Prophet (swt) used to meditate. It is here that the Angel Gibraeel taught him to read and later Holy...More

Thank Mumtaz400
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The hike was challenging.it was quite high as well the steps helps u easy down the hike a little bit. there were a lot of beggars a long the hike,just prepare small change.the are shop at the peak,bit u need to come down a little...More

Thank jacguire m
Reviewed 3 December 2017

First revelation came from Allah to Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ in Caver of Hira. You may require approximately 2 hours to reach to the cave. The elevation is steep and require energy to climb to the cave. Do not forget to carry the water.

Thank Hassam K
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

At least visit to see this place. We are not able to go top and my pleasure to visit top Insha Allah next time. Great place in Islamic era.

Thank Syed S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It is a blessed mountain near Mecca, which is mostly visited by pilgrims to Mecca. It is popular because it houses the cave of Hira, where the Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to meditate away from the city of Mecca. It his here that...More

1  Thank mdkhaleel
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband climbed at Jabal e Noor after Asr Prayer ( most probably best time) and we took about 1 and half hour to reach at the top. Dont have words to express my feelings while praying 2 Rakaah's there and having an...More

3  Thank Miss F
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is the place where Angel Gabriel first teach the sentence of AL Quran (from the Almighty creator) to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the word is "Ikrah". Must visit place if you are fit enough to climb the Mountain. It will take minimum 1.5 hours to...More

Thank iJazzz
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A place where you can feel the real fear and terror of Allah and as I listen the final judgment day will be held here

2  Thank hashammumtaz
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Ghar e Hera is the site of first Revelation of Quran. It says 'Read by the name of Allah'. We went there at 1 am by taxi. It was easy to find taxi, which charged 25 SR. Pl make sure that taxi drops at base...More

2  Thank FaisalQasim
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Stephen W
30 August 2015|
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Response from mdkhaleel | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely visit not only this place but also the best & sacred & blessed places on earth, Grand Mosques of Mecca & Madinah and no force on earth can prevent you from this, provided you believe in one & only Creator... More
9 March 2015|
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Response from Shaltoni | Reviewed this property |
They will inshalah just name sure to start early and take water plus camera so you film your journey and never need to return.
30 January 2015|
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Response from Shifaa S | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know there are 2 times in the day that people would climb it. Very early in the morning or dinner time/ slightly after dinner time. I went in a group of 4 at night around dinner time or slightly later (8pm?), and... More