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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Excellent 45-1 hour climb by foot doable for people of all ages

We climbed this on our final night in Mecca. It took us around 20 minutes to get to the foot of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, null, Singapore
via mobile

Climb this mountain and you will see a panoramic view of Mecca. Only about 1,200 steps to climb. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We climbed this on our final night in Mecca. It took us around 20 minutes to get to the foot of the hill by taxi (costing app. 50 riyal each way). We did it around midnight. Visibility due to full moon was good and it...More

Thank Reshpop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Climb this mountain and you will see a panoramic view of Mecca. Only about 1,200 steps to climb. It is notable for being the location of the Cave of Hira, where Muslims believe Muhammad received his first revelations and where Quran was first revealed, from...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Jabal an-Nour, also translated from Arabic جبل النور as "The Mountain of Light" or "Hill of Illumination", is a mountain near Makkah in Saudi Arabia's Hejaz region. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Makkah.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with children, seen it from distance very hot during day time best to go early morning, small shops nearby for gifts, water etc

Thank zubsy
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Our boys left after fijar salaah and hired 2 taxis to get to the steep upclimb. It took 45 mins to an hr. After sumit it was difficult to get into the cave as there were too many people up there already

1  Thank zorabeekhan59
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The very first revelation came from Allah to Prophet Muhammad PBUH on this mountain . People climb to the the cave unnecessary risking their life !

2  Thank Noor S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Real Blessed Jabal. The Suitable Name "JABAL AL NOOR".The Cave (Ghar-e-Hira) is situated on mount Al-Noor on way to Mina near Makkah and its peak is visible from a great distance. Even one can see Kaa’ba straight and clear from this cave. The legendry Prophet...More

1  Thank Siraj K
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I have visit this mountain, it's worth it to visit this place, I do advice to make a visit to this place if you could.

Thank afares2016
Reviewed 4 April 2017

About 3 kilometers from Makkah and visible from far, this mountain and the cave in it is of paramount importance for Muslims. The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to go to Ghar-e-Hira (the Cave of Hira), 12ft x 5ft in size, for prayers and seeking guidance...More

4  Thank Sagri2013
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This place is very historical. Cave of Hira is located here. I did not climb this jabal because i dont think i have the power.

Thank metahanindita
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Is it impossible for a non-Muslim like myself to visit the Hira cave (and also the Thawr cave)?
30 August 2015|
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Response from yousaf s | Reviewed this property |
YES it is impossible for none Muslims because it is in side Makkah (Mecca) boundary line
Can anyone tellme if the climb is okay for children? we are used to abit of trekking- my boys are 9 & 11.
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.
In mid February what is the best time to climb ghar e hira?
31 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