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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

What3words: Totals.cave.junior, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Islam started from here

Islam started from a cave on the top of Jabal al noor. According to Islamic religion, prophet... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saad A
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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trip od a life time.

trip of life time, you need to be heart healthy. Climbing up is not easy, but remember slow and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sameekh0khar
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“steep climb” (6 reviews)
“small cave” (5 reviews)
“hour climb” (4 reviews)
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What3words: Totals.cave.junior, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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"steep climb"
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"hour climb"
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"angel gabriel"
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"holy place"
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"visit this place"
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"clock tower"
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"climbing"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Islam started from a cave on the top of Jabal al noor. According to Islamic religion, prophet Mohammed used to spend months in this cave alone and one day the angle Jibreel came to him and that was the beginning of Islam. I visited this...More

1  Thank Saad A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

trip of life time, you need to be heart healthy. Climbing up is not easy, but remember slow and steady wins.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can reach this mountain by getting a taxi. I climbed this mountain and I was alone. It took from me 2 hours to reach the top of this mountain . There number of stations in the way up , where you can have a...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is a mountain where the prophet used to go for sanctuary and prayer, and here is where the archangel Gabriel first contacted him and informwd him that he was choosen to be a prophet. The place is high and you have to walk more...More

1  Thank Hussain M
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It is a very difficult climb, but its all worth it. Only the able bodied people can try and not the aged ones.

1  Thank MAJEEDARAMCO
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

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 height only.

1  Thank Rupawala
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

One of the holy places for me as a Muslim. Difficult to climb but if you want you can do it slowly with patience.

1  Thank Muhammad A
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Simply and truly iconic for all Muslims and historic for all good reasons The message was delivered to the greatest person that has ever lived our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and since then the true religion has spread by kindness , dignity and respect to...More

2  Thank Sayed A
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It was a short visit we didn’t climb to the mountain and we didn’t have time to do it. It’s a very important place related to the story of Islam

Thank Manoul
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

If u have read the islam history of this place then u will appreciate the climb. The climbs r very steep n slippery. Just do lots of doa n zikir as u climb up n buy the walking sticks at d shops beneath the mountain...More

Thank Eiza A
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Stephen W
30 August 2015|
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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
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Nash34
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.
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