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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Blessed Mountain

It is a blessed mountain near Mecca, which is mostly visited by pilgrims to Mecca. It is popular... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Chennai (Madras), India
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Beautiful Place one must visit once in a lifetime

Me and my husband climbed at Jabal e Noor after Asr Prayer ( most probably best time) and we took... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Miss F
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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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
Reviewed 28 June 2017

sited in mecca, but when it's pilgrimega time, the there are some guardians that somtimes we can't climb this jabal... it's a little bit difficult route. have a well prepared ....

Thank Bakhtiar A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 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

1  Thank Reshpop
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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
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Stephen W
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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.
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