Pigeons in Mount Jabal Al-Nour – Mecca, Saudi Arabia

On October 13, 2023, I went to Mecca to perform the Umrah. Alhamdulillah, after completing the Umrah, I visited many places inside Mecca. I went to many places where Hajj pilgrims complete their pilgrimage every year in Dhu al-Hijjah. Everywhere, I noticed pigeons. Even all over Saudi Arabia, we notice pigeons. Rock pigeons are one of the most popular birds there.

After visiting every place that was on my list, at last, I went to visit Mount Jabal al-Nour. Mount Jabal al-Nour is a holy place in Islam. The first ayat of the Quran was revealed on Mount Jabal al-Nour. The view of pigeons on Mount Jabal al-Nour was so satisfying. Not only on Jabal al-Nour but also in every holy place of Saudi Arabia, especially in Mecca and Madina I saw thousands of pigeons. it’s a miracle to see that pigeons don’t litter any place. Almost everywhere, we noticed that the place was clean. I never saw and never heard pigeons poop in these holy places. It’s not only their choice. I believe that God has given this beautiful choice in their heart. Pigeons are also known as a holy bird.