Masjid al-Qiblatain, Medina

Pay a visit to Masjid al-Qiblatain, a Medina mosque known as the place where Muhammad changed the direction of prayer to Mecca. Until that point, worshipers used to face Jerusalem to conduct their prayers. One of the three oldest mosques in the world, it dates back to 623 CE and has been restored and renovated numerous times over the centuries. Take in the spiritual atmosphere and admire the pristine white walls of the building, a place of cultural and historic significance to Muslims from the very beginnings of Islam. Put Masjid al-Qiblatain on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Medina day trip tool .
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  • The first Muslim mosque the prophet Mohamed build in medina when arrived it hestorigue place for Muslims they have to visit and pray to allah for forgiveness  more »
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  • Qiblatain mosque (meaning: two mosque Qibla) is a famous mosque in Medina. It can be visited easily from the Prophet's mosque, a great selection of transport: be it public transport mini-bus, taxi or take a city tour package using an open-floor bus. The mosque very crowded jamaan, usually do not pray Sunnah mosque tahiyatul two rekaat.
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  • Marks as a point in history of Muslims, where the revelation and order came to change the direction of prostation in Muslim prayers. Must visit to learn and understand the historical event of Muslims.
  • Masjid Al Qiblatayn also known as Mosque of two Qiblas is of great importance for Muslims and also in history of Islam as by the order of Allah our beloved last Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him change the direction of Qibla from Jerusalem to Mecca the entire congregation led by a companion change direction in prayer. In Quran "We see the turning of the face ( for guidance ) to the heavens. Now shall we turn thee to a Qibla that shall please thee. Turn then thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque. When ever ye are, turn your faces in that direction. The people of book know well that that is the truth from there Lord. Nor is God unmindful of what they do" ( Al- Baqarah 2:144)
  • Medina is a city in western Saudi Arabia. In the city center, the vast Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) is a major Islamic pilgrimage site. Its striking Green Dome rises above the tombs of the Prophet Muhammad and early Islamic leaders Abu Bakr and Umar.
  • Masjid al-Qiblatayn (Arabic: المسجد القبلتین‎), or the Mosque of the Two Qiblas, is a mosque in Medina that is historically important for Muslims as the place where, after the Islamic Prophet Muhammad received the command to change the direction of prayer (qibla) from Jerusalem to Mecca, the entire congregation led by a companion changed direction in prayer. Thus it uniquely contained two prayer niches (mihrabs). Recently[when?] the mosque was renovated; the old prayer niche facing Jerusalem was removed, and the one facing Mecca was left. The Qiblatayn Mosque is among the earliest mosques in Islam's history, along with Quba Mosque and Al-Masjid al-Nabawi,[citation needed] barring the Great Mosques of Mecca and Jerusalem,which are associated with earlier Prophets, in Islamic thought. The name of the mosque goes back to the lifetime of Muhammad, when his companions named it after an event that took place. Muhammad received revelation from Allah instructing him to take the Kaaba as the Qiblah in the early morning hours of the day. He announced this to his companions in his own mosque (Masjid-al-Nabwi), after which the news began to spread. A companion who heard this went to Masjid al-Qiblatayn to share this news. Upon arriving, he noticed the congregation were already engaged in the afternoon prayer (dhuhr). He called out from the back of the mosque that the change of direction has been ordained, and upon hearing this, the imam (leader of the prayer) immediately turned around to face Mecca, and those praying behind him also did so. After this, the mosque in which this incident occurred came to be known as Masjid al-Qiblatayn (i.e. 'Mosque of the Two Qiblas'). Many pilgrims who go to Mecca for hajj often visit Medina where some end up visiting the notable Qiblatayn because of its historic significance. Qur-aan The fools among the people will say, "What has turned them [Muslims] from the qiblah to which they were used?" Say: To Allah belong both East and West; He guides whom He pleases to a Way that is straight. (Al-Baqarah 2:142) We see the turning of thy face (for guidance) to the heavens: now Shall We turn thee to a Qibla that shall please thee. Turn then Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque: Wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction. The people of the Book know well that that is the truth from their Lord. Nor is God unmindful of what they do. (Al-Baqarah 2:144) Hadith Shareef Sahih Bukhari says; Narrated Ibn Umar: While some people were offering Fajr prayer at Quba' (mosque), some-one came to them and said, "Tonight some Qur'anic Verses have been revealed to the Prophet and he has been ordered to face the Ka'ba (at Mecca) (during prayers), so you too should turn your faces towards it." At that time their faces were towards Sham (Jerusalem) so they turned towards the Ka'ba (at Mecca).
  • At this place, Allah ordered Rasool Allah to shift his praying Qibla from Bait Al Muqaddas to Bait Allah Al-Haram Al-Ka'ba . Subhan Allah

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As a crucial pilgrimage destination and one of the holiest places in Islam, Medina offers a huge variety of accommodations, though non-Muslim visitors should note that most lodgings cluster in the city center, accessible to Muslims only. Visitors can choose from a wide range of lodgings, from low-cost inns with basic facilities to grandiose five-star hotels. Generally centrally located, the hotels generally get pricier the nearer they are to the Grand Mosque. Non-muslims have the option of staying at the hotel near the airport, outside of the forbidden zone.
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