Mount of Noor

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Jabal al-Noor is easily distinguished amongst the mountains by its relatively vertical slope near the top.

Mountain of Noor (Jabal al-Noor, Arabic: جبل النور‎), meaning "Mountain of Light" is a mountain near the city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. Enclosed near the top of the 660-meter[1] mountain is the Cave of Hira where the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to go to worship and also where he got his first revelation.

Often, the Prophet used to retire to the top of the mountain to meditate and think deeply about the amazing phenomena of nature and the vestiges of God's All-Embracing Compassion.[2]


  1. Reuters, Pilgrims ignore Saudi religious police to visit Cave Hira, by Asma Alsharif, November 3, 2011
  2. A Glance at the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam, by Dar Rah Haqq's Board of Writers
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