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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  • It is a very difficult climb, but its all worth it. Only the able bodied people can try and not the aged ones.  more »
  • This mountain is the place where first Revelation took place hence called Jabal Al Noor (Light). After that the Islam started & spread all over the world. Difficult to climb, hence went up to some hei...  more »
  • Mountain of light is one of the highlights is the cave of Hira in the mountain of light as it descended the revelation to Prophet Mohamed Allah bless him and grant him.
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  • Another great historical site to visit. Please take your time to climb the mountain to feel how Rasulullah and his wife's journey to this place. Everything begins here.
  • Allahu Akbar.. Peace be upon the most beloved prophet Muhammad pbuh
  • If you are driving then be prepared to wait a while before you find a place to prk.....they are no parking spots, people usually park at the side of the narrow streets and they arent too many places to park. Taxi is another option....the walk up the mountain is quite demanding during the summer months...I would advise to start early in the morning and carry lots of liquid. there is a shop at the foot of the mountain.
  • Must visit place if you go to Makkah. Its almost 700+ steps to reach, carry water with you when going and go after Fajar prayer.
  • Amazing Holy place, Where From Prophet Started His Great journey.
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