Pilgrims visit 'Mountain of Light' ahead of Haj

SAUDI ARABIA, Mecca : Ahead of the major hajj rituals, Muslim pilgrims flock to Jabal an-Nour, or the Mountain of Light, near the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to visit the Hira cave where it is believed Prophet Mohammed received his first revelation from God through the angel Gabriel. The main events of the pilgrimage begin on Wednesday and end after Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, on Friday.

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