Jabal an-Nour (also Jabal an-Nur or Jabal Nur), (Arabic: جبل النور), meaning "The Mountain of Light", is a mountain near the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It houses the Hira cave where Muhammad is said to have received his first revelation from God (Muslim Allah) through the angel Gabriel.
The entrance to the Hira cave in the mountain.
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Jabal an-Nour or the Mountain of Light has seen so called because the first "light" of Muhammad's message, Islam, was here. The Islamic prophet received his first revelation in the Hira cave in this mountain.
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