Mountains of Saudi Arabia

Published August 9th, 2018 - 09:15 GMT

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Written by Sally Sahkkour


For all pilgrims who are planning to visit Saudi Arabia for Hajj season, there are about 4 impostant and famous mountains that you must visit for their religoius meaning in Islam.

The first one is Jabal an-Nour which is located near Mecca, it houses the famed Cave of Hira. The second one is Jabal Thawr mountain, Khandama mountain, as well as Mount Arafat or known as 'Mount Arafah'. Continue reading below »

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Jabal an-Nour in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia, which houses the Cave of Hira.  (Twitter)
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Image 1 of 9:  1 / 9Jabal an-Nour in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia, which houses the Cave of Hira. (Twitter)

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People entering the holy Cave of Hira. (Twitter)
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Image 2 of 9:  2 / 9People entering the holy Cave of Hira. (Twitter)

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Prophet Muhammad is said to have spent a great deal of time in the 'Cave of Hira' meditating. (Twitter)
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Image 3 of 9:  3 / 9Prophet Muhammad is said to have spent a great deal of time in the 'Cave of Hira' meditating. (Twitter)

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Ghar Thawr mountain,located in the lower part of Mecca to the south of the district of Misfalah. Height of the mountain is 1,405 m. (Twitter)
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Image 4 of 9:  4 / 9Ghar Thawr mountain,located in the lower part of Mecca to the south of the district of Misfalah. Height of the mountain is 1,405 m. (Twitter)

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Ghar Thawr mountain contains also a cave known as Ghar Sawr, in which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad took refuge from the Quraysh, during the migration to Medina. (Twitter)
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Image 5 of 9:  5 / 9Ghar Thawr mountain contains also a cave known as Ghar Sawr, in which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad took refuge from the Quraysh, during the migration to Medina. (Twitter)

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The third one is Khandama mountain which exists in the South-east side to the Grand Mosque in Mecca. (Twitter)
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Image 6 of 9:  6 / 9The third one is Khandama mountain which exists in the South-east side to the Grand Mosque in Mecca. (Twitter)

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Mount Arafat is the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammed stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. (Twitter)
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Image 7 of 9:  7 / 9Mount Arafat is the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammed stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. (Twitter)

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On the 9th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah pilgrims go to Arafat from Mina, for the most important part of the Hajj. (Twitter)
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Image 8 of 9:  8 / 9On the 9th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah pilgrims go to Arafat from Mina, for the most important part of the Hajj. (Twitter)

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Holy Kaaba inside Masjid Al Haram or Grand Mosque of Mecca. People walking around 7 circles making Tawaf, a part of Hajj and Umrah. (Shutterstock/ File)
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Image 9 of 9:  9 / 9Holy Kaaba inside Masjid Al Haram or Grand Mosque of Mecca. People walking around 7 circles making Tawaf, a part of Hajj and Umrah. (Shutterstock/ File)

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Jabal an-Nour in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia, which houses the Cave of Hira.  (Twitter)

Image 1 of 9Jabal an-Nour in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia, which houses the Cave of Hira. (Twitter)

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People entering the holy Cave of Hira. (Twitter)

Image 2 of 9People entering the holy Cave of Hira. (Twitter)

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Prophet Muhammad is said to have spent a great deal of time in the 'Cave of Hira' meditating. (Twitter)

Image 3 of 9Prophet Muhammad is said to have spent a great deal of time in the 'Cave of Hira' meditating. (Twitter)

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Ghar Thawr mountain,located in the lower part of Mecca to the south of the district of Misfalah. Height of the mountain is 1,405 m. (Twitter)

Image 4 of 9Ghar Thawr mountain,located in the lower part of Mecca to the south of the district of Misfalah. Height of the mountain is 1,405 m. (Twitter)

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Ghar Thawr mountain contains also a cave known as Ghar Sawr, in which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad took refuge from the Quraysh, during the migration to Medina. (Twitter)

Image 5 of 9Ghar Thawr mountain contains also a cave known as Ghar Sawr, in which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad took refuge from the Quraysh, during the migration to Medina. (Twitter)

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The third one is Khandama mountain which exists in the South-east side to the Grand Mosque in Mecca. (Twitter)

Image 6 of 9The third one is Khandama mountain which exists in the South-east side to the Grand Mosque in Mecca. (Twitter)

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Mount Arafat is the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammed stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. (Twitter)

Image 7 of 9Mount Arafat is the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammed stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. (Twitter)

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On the 9th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah pilgrims go to Arafat from Mina, for the most important part of the Hajj. (Twitter)

Image 8 of 9On the 9th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah pilgrims go to Arafat from Mina, for the most important part of the Hajj. (Twitter)

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Holy Kaaba inside Masjid Al Haram or Grand Mosque of Mecca. People walking around 7 circles making Tawaf, a part of Hajj and Umrah. (Shutterstock/ File)

Image 9 of 9Holy Kaaba inside Masjid Al Haram or Grand Mosque of Mecca. People walking around 7 circles making Tawaf, a part of Hajj and Umrah. (Shutterstock/ File)

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