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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SYM ON

SYM ON

08/30/2022 21:00

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Experience a lot 😍😘🥰
Sarfraz I

Sarfraz I

08/20/2022 18:52

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Plan to climb it at early morning to avoid the heat. Historic place, worth the visit. Do carry enough water.
Wijdan Tawfiq

Wijdan Tawfiq

08/13/2022 07:54

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The hiking trail is about 1.40 km. It will take you 70- 150 minutes to go up and down, depends on your health condition and fitness level. The trail with steps built all the way to the top. The steps are uneven and can be slippery. Wear comfortable clothes and sport shoes. There are stands that sell water and lemonade on the trail, so bring cash. I visited Jabal Alnour on August, and it was extremely hot and highly trafficked. The summit shows views of the Al masjid al Haram and of Mecca city. This is a holy place where the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) went to meditate and is also where the Holy Quran was first revealed to him. It is very sad seeing litter everywhere on the mountain. It is NOT OKAY to throw rubbish anywhere, so PLEASE bring a bag with you to use for your trash and keep it with you until you find a trashcan to throw it.
Arshadur Rahman

Arshadur Rahman

07/21/2022 09:11

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Garh e Hira (Hira cave), where the holy Quran was revealed, is in this hill(Jabal al Noor). It's around 2500+ feet high, and you need to climb stairs of around 750 to reach the spot. Before you go to this place, please keep the following points in mind: 1. It's a steep and physically exhaustive climb. 2. Motorable road is present a little above the foot of the hill. Rest journey is to be made on own. 3. Take light food and 2-3 bottles of water or juice. 4. Take frequent breaks. 5. There is no arrangements for wudu (ablution) on the climb zone. 6. Pray 2 rakat Nafal at the cave briefly, as there will be a lot of people waiting for their turn. Avoid making namaz or dua long. 7. If possible, try to make the climb during noon, at this time, although a bit hot, there is less rush
febrianinho

febrianinho

06/25/2022 06:53

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Thank you Alloh...
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