Makkah Province
Islamic History

Jabal Al Nour (Noor) - Mount of Revelation - Makkah

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Description

Jabal Al Nour, also known as “Mountain of Light” or “Mountain of Enlightenment,” is located around 4 kilometers away from Masjid al-Haram towards the northeastern side of Makkah. It holds tremendous significance for Muslims and is a major attraction throughout the year for pilgrims who come to Makkah to perform the Hajj and Umrah.

Importance in Islam: 

The first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) inside the cave of Hira at the summit of this hill. It is less than 4 meters in length and is only wide enough to fit five people. The Prophet used to climb the summit and spend time in the cave and meditate. According to Muslim belief, it was here that the angel Gabriel gave the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) his first revelation during the month of Ramadan in 610 C.E. 

Features of the Mountain

One physical feature that differentiates Jabal Al Nour from other surrounding mountains and hills is its unusual summit, which makes it look as if two mountains are on top of each other. Stairs have been installed for the people to climb up; however, climbing the hill can be quite tough because it is extremely steep and takes almost two hours to climb. Still, you will find people of all ages climbing up to the mountain to visit the cave and pray in it. Due to its popularity, there is often a long line of people outside the cave, and you might have to wait for several hours for your turn. 

 

Location

Jabal Nur, Mecca Saudi Arabia

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febrianinho

febrianinho

06/25/2022 06:53

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Thank you Alloh...
Genius Waris

Genius Waris

05/27/2022 10:37

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I take one hour to climb up and 40 mins to climb down
Reemah Abdallah TV

Reemah Abdallah TV

05/26/2022 20:27

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Masha Allah! This place is holly.
Md. Nazmul islam

Md. Nazmul islam

05/12/2022 22:10

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Must be visited the top..... Allah will help you..be confident
Dhayfallah Ali (Ela)

Dhayfallah Ali (Ela)

05/06/2022 05:06

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Don't take this route, it's closed when we reach
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