Masjid Al Qiblatayn
Masjid Al Qiblatayn
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Khurram N
151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Must see
Only mosque of this kind.
2 x qiblas
Imagine when Prophet PBUH was leading prayers and Was told to change his qibla. Mind you both are almost 180' opposite. Imagine the surprise of the Sahaba performing Salat when the Imam PBUH turns and faces in opposite direction. But did any one falter? Did anyone question? Such was their faith that all turned and shifted their Sajud towards khana kaba. The revelation was made after the prayers.
Armed with this thought do visit and say Nawafal.
May HE accept our prayers.
AMEEN
Written 6 February 2020
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia4,441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 • Family
Unfortunately due to Covid, the mosque is closed outside of prayer times. Disappointing to say the least.

So the kids fed pigeons while we browsed goods at an Al Munawara kiosk and a dates vendor outside the mosque.
Written 24 July 2021
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ProfessorMUSTAFA
Los Angeles, CA1,991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
A lesson in history to be learned . In this mosque the prophet was ordered to change the direction of the Qibla and immediately it was changed to MAKKAH
Written 16 April 2012
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom55,941 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
The Qiblatain Mosque is among the three earliest mosques in Islam's history, along with Quba Mosque and Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

This mosque is historically important for Muslims as the place where the Prophet Muhammad, commanded to change the direction of the qibla from Jerusalem to Makkah. Thus this mosque is forever associated with a defining moment in Islam. From this time onward, it became the custom for all followers of Islam to face in the direction of Makkah during their prayers.

The mosque has became known as the mosque of Two Qiblas, or Masjid al-Qiblatain, as it has uniquely incorporated a prayer section in the direction of Mecca as well as one in the direction of Jerusalem.
Written 15 June 2012
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CAM
Adelaide, Australia664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Family
This is such a historical mosque to visit and with most Islamic history evokes such inner emotion. It's hard to visit anywhere but the Prophet's mosque but if you can pull yourself away, definately worth visiting.
Written 13 July 2012
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Ishtiaq Sagri
Indianapolis, IN4,993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Family
The Qiblatain Mosque (Mosque of the two Qiblas) in Madina is among the three earliest mosques in Islam’s history, along with Quba Mosque and Masjid Nabawi. When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) migrated to Madinah, he prayed towards Jerusalem for 16 months, but he hoped it would be changed to the Kaaba. It is historically important for Muslims as the place where the Prophet Muhammad PBUH), leading the prayer, is said to have been commanded in Rajab 2 AH to change the direction of prayer (qibla) from Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem to Holy Kaaba in Makkah. Thus it uniquely contained two prayer niches (mihrabs). Recently the mosque was renovated, removing the old prayer niche facing Jerusalem and leaving the one facing Makkah. As advised and practiced by Muslims we offered two Rak'ahs prayer at time of our visit to this Masjid.
Written 22 May 2016
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TopKingofKings
United Kingdom607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Family
This is the mosque where the original direction to pray was and then the direction where many muslims now pray. Gorgeous mosque with wonderful architecture and if you do Umrah/Hajj this mosque is usually part of the ziayarat anyway
Written 4 April 2013
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Dr Taher
Blackpool, UK582 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
In the times before the revelation to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that one must face the Holy Mosque or the Kaabah in Mecca while performing the salaah, people used to face the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. After the revelation to the Prophet (PBUH), this was the first mosque where devotees changed the direction to face while praying. Hence this mosque has two qiblahs. This attraction is worth visiting while in Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Architecturally, too, the mosque is nice and has good carvings and minarets.
Written 12 November 2012
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SaeedOmani
Saudi Arabia254 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Family
I am sure that visitors would love to see a written story about the mosque in different languages as well as aside exhibition to show the old pictures available. It is very important to start and keep historical information around.
Written 4 June 2015
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Roaming_Tiger
London, UK2,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
Our driver had luckily told us to look out for the the former symobl for direction of prayer which is in high up in the mosque interior in a rectangular shape with Arabic writing on it.

It was well cool inside the mosque Allhamdullilah
Written 10 April 2015
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