Masjid al-Qiblatain, Medina

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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. Masjid al-Qiblatain is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Medina Edition.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Called qiblas mosque in Medina that name because Prophet Mohamed (peace and blessings of Allah) one prayer in the mosque, place half of the sacred house party and half Holy House Party, this place was the turning point in the Qibla towards the Ka'ba. In this place the divine command descended the Holy Prophet Mohamed, is pray Dhuhr, a declaration warning the Qiblah changed from Bayt Al-maqdis to towards the Sacred Mosque, and since the second year of immigration to the present day mosque mosque knew this because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah) splitting his prayer toward Al Aqsa Mosque and the other half toward the Grand Mosque.
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  • August 6, 2017
    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 ordere...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    A mosque is large which turned to kiss the Kaaba, after what was to the mosque and found great comfort
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • July 11, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    Very old Historic mosque with a unique distinction of serving two Qibla. That's the reason of the name (Two Qibla)
  • July 1, 2017
    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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