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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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People....Get your hiking shoes on..!

Hira cave is situated on the top of this mountain and many first time visitors ( ..like myself) to... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2016
London, United Kingdom
Well worth the climb

We climbed this mountain in March 2016. It is definitely hard to climb (took us 1.5 hours) but it... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

Hira cave is situated on the top of this mountain and many first time visitors ( ..like myself) to Holy city of Makkah want to pray in this cave. Kid you not ! …..it is not for faint hearted to climb this steep mountain but...More

5  Thank saief4
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We climbed this mountain in March 2016. It is definitely hard to climb (took us 1.5 hours) but it is so worth it when you reach the top and especially the Hira cave. We cannot really describe the feeling there but it's the most magical...More

3  Thank Muzz1518
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I climbed the mountain on Sunday 3rd April. It is a steep climb to get to the base of the mountain unless you tell your driver that you want to go the the beginning of the mountain. Apart from that there are a number of...More

2  Thank AMiah123
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Also known for the cave of Hira,where the first revelation was revealed upon prophet Mohammed (pbuh) must see for spiritual benefit and the cave is right at the top of the mountain so one needs good stamina and strong legs.

2  Thank Hashmat4
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Me and my family went to mountain al-noor. It was a really long climb. You see my sister and I went ahead of our family. when we thought that we were close we would climb faster (by the way if you ever climb that mountain...More

Thank Loving O
Reviewed 15 March 2016

By standing at the foot of the Jabal-E-Noor one can think how this point found by our prophet as secure one. No GPS. no guide except Allah (SWT), who guide him. He wqas safe and proceeded to Madina... which is known as Hijrat (transferring from...More

Thank ShoaibJU
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We visited Jabalpur-al-noon during the off time of Hajj. All of us was very much emotional remembering the prophet Mohammad(s) Last speech for Muslim ummah. Forgetting the hot and sunny climate we said our prayer .There was some water spraying machine for minimizing the heat...More

Thank Mamun867
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I admired Jabal Noor from my hotel window - such a beautiful view looking at this unique geological structure. It is amazing to think what took place in that cave all those years ago. I would love to climb up there one day just to...More

Thank Charmaine M
Reviewed 28 February 2016

You can visit this place by taxi, or by bus from your travel. You can climb this mountain if you want, strong enough, and if you have a time.

Thank WiwiK01
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

If you are doing your umrah or hajj, you may wish to climb jabal AL noor. Staring of the climb is very steep but later on there will be steps all the way to the top. We went there at night and the scenery was...More

2  Thank Oktraveller_9
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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
10 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