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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  • The climb is difficult but an experience without a doubt exciting. With easy reach to the top, access is something complicated, but is the site of early Islam. Only has negative excess beggars and garbage due to the formation of the people! Place to visit and revisit
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  • Paygamber the master is away from sheltered mountain Nour mountain people. Hira cave is here. Keep an eye on in the cave come alive is not a place, as of course, halfway between two rock person but a sense of retreat can fit. Quran started to descend here. It can be hard to go out in the heat of the day, in the morning or evening time so I suggest you choose. You can find there every moment of the day visitors.
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  • A very moving journey . If one goes around to the bak their is a staircase passage that leads to the top so no need to scale the mountain face.  more »
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  • Amazing Holy place, Where From Prophet Started His Great journey.
  • Alhumdulillah, A very beautiful and different experience. Took 1hr 15 mins to reach the top. We climbed after mid-night and stayed there till fajr and sunrise. Many old women and men can be seen climbing the mountain with full excitement. And at the end on top, the struggle is all worth it.
  • Amazing experience Try and go At night for tahajjud and Fajr Take w walking stick and torch light and some change to give poor people on the way up
  • Best memory of my LIFE.Visited the Jabal al noor at November 24,2017
  • A place where Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H recieved his first wahy.

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