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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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  • The Qiblatain Masjid is among the three earliest masjids in Islam's history, along with Quba and Masjid Nabawi. This masjid is historically important for Muslims as the place where, after the Prophet ...  more »
  • It is the first masjed in Islam. The two rakah is equal to one Omrah. I usualy visit this masjid once I visit Al Madina. Sure that I will visit this masjid in my next trip to Madina.  more »
  • This mosque located 15 min from the anabawi masjid is to visit for the history of the change of Qibla.
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