Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light), Mecca

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Follow the footsteps of Muhammad and climb Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light), a 642 m (2,106 ft) tall mountain overlooking Mecca, where it is believed the prophet received his first revelation. Climb to the sacred cave where Muhammad used to meditate, and enjoy the scenic views of Mecca from the top of the towering mountain. Bring plenty of water and suitable footwear if you decide to brave the challenging, two-hour ascent. To visit Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light) and other attractions in Mecca, use our Mecca trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Mountain of light is the most important mountains of Mecca where revelation to Prophet Mohamed in Hira Makkah is about 5 km and is considered a religious shrine.
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  • 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 th...  more »
  • Welcome the first view is here to climb the mountain of hira in the geldiğ of the very demanding work, but I gradually but something came up at an hour.. Pray a lot human excited
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