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JABAL AL-NOUR (The Mountain Of Light)

Jabal al-Nour is located in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia, just outside of Mecca. Jabal al-Nour translates to “Mountain of Light.” Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) received his first revelation from Allah (the Glorified and Exalted) through Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) in the Hira cave which is on this mountain. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) used to climb this mountain often even before receiving his first revelation from Allah (the Glorified and Exalted).

On JabalAl-Nour is GharHira (Cave of Hira). It is a small cave about 3.5 meters long and a little over 1.5 meters wide. It is in this cave that Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) found the solitude he needed to meditate. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) would come here to find solitude in the year 610, when Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was 40 years old, he received his first divine revelation from Allah (the Glorified and Exalted) through Angel Jibreel. When Angel Jibreel, appeared to him he said, Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists), He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not. Holy Quran (Al Alaq 96: 1-5).

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“The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed.” [2:185].