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Jabal al-Nour, Mecca

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Follow the footsteps of Muhammad and climb Jabal al-Nour, 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-Nour and other attractions in Mecca, use our Mecca trip itinerary maker app.
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  • Not as difficult as people made it out to be, but it is definitely tough on the muscles. Wear shoes with good grip, bring lots of water, and watch your step. InshAllah make dhikr while you’re going... 
    Not as difficult as people made it out to be, but it is definitely tough on the muscles. Wear shoes with good grip, bring lots of water, and watch your step. InshAllah make dhikr while you’re going...  more »
  • Went with wife 3 kids and 2 nieces got there at 4 am climbed in ramadhan it is difficukt but no expirence in hiking my 11 and 14 yr old daughters made it to the top we did it in 50 mins after beimg... 
    Went with wife 3 kids and 2 nieces got there at 4 am climbed in ramadhan it is difficukt but no expirence in hiking my 11 and 14 yr old daughters made it to the top we did it in 50 mins after beimg...  more »
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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.
  • Wow! Very tough climb all the way up and then a little down into the cave of Hira. Where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was blessed with the revelation of the Holy Qur'an.

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