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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  • It’s One of the important Mosque in Islam, it’s the Mosque where the qibla transferred from Jerusalem to Makkah  more »
  • This is a great historical place where prophet Mohammad (S) changed the qibla from Masjid al Aksa to Kaba. Felt great when I prayed nafal prayer at the masjid. Alhamdulillah,  more »
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  • The Masjid Al QiblaTayn - 2 Qiblas Masque. (Now we are doing our Prayers to Keblah with Al Heraam. Once Muslims did their prayer to the one of Masjid Al Aksa at Egypt. Once Our Prophets was though that, if the Keblah will be to Al Heram - Allah subhan ta ala send Zebrail Alahissalam and tell to prophet, your thinking been approved by allah, so you and all muslims can do their prayer with Keblah Al Heram -Subhanallah... Allah Ta Ala give me chance to visit the holy Place in Madinah.
  • This is the place where first qibla was changed and muslims diverted them aelf to second qibla. This is very significant place in muslim world.
  • I have been there and it feels amazing to be there. Crowed is normal. Once you visit first offer two rakaʿāt of Dakhul-e-Masjid then Two rakaʿāt of nafl. Masjid al-Qiblatayn 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 SAW (PBUH) 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 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 three earliest mosques in Islam's history, along with Quba Mosque and Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.
  • Very old Historic mosque with a unique distinction of serving two Qibla. That's the reason of the name (Two Qibla)
  • Such a peaceful place. Significant history for Muslims, this is a place where the direction of Qibla was changed by the order of 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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