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Masjid al-Qiblatain

King Faisal Road, Medina, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Medina
Type: Religious Sites
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Jhb
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is this mosque that our great prophet was asked to change qibla from Jerusalem to Makkah while performing salat. It is part of the ziyarat.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is big it is magnificient and anyone visiting Medina should pray there. The old Qiblah was there earlier but in recent years it has been removed for reason taht some people use to pray in that direction also.

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karachi
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The name of the mosque goes back to the beginning of Islam when the companions of Muhammad (PBUH) named it after an event that took place. Muhammad (PBUH) was leading the prayer when he received a revelation from Allah instructing him to take the Kaaba as the Qiblah. According to traditional accounts, Muhammad (PBUH), who had been facing Jerusalem during... More

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was during the Zohar afternoon prayer when the direction of the Muslims changed, from Palestine to Makkah.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This mosque is the only with 2 niches (mihrabs), it's historically important for Muslims as the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammad, leading the prayer, is said to have been commanded to change the direction of prayer (qibla) from Jerusalem to Mecca. the old prayer niche facing Jerusalem was removed, and the one facing Mecca was left. It's a must... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the place / masjid where during a prayer, the Qibla was changed from Al-Quds to Mecca. The peace prevails all around here.

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

this mosque is have something very important for all the Muslim people because that is the only mosque in the Islam history witch people praying in two Quibla in the same pray

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting these places and always strongly wish to return and revisit. Well kept mosque. Escalators on women side. Be careful if you have wet feet.

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karachi-pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Masjid al Qiblatain means Masjid with two qiblas is situated in Medina, and it is historically important for Muslims and the visitors to Madina, as this is the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammad,صلی الله علیہ وسلم leading the prayer, and he have been commanded by Almighty Allah (SWT) to change the direction of prayer (qibla) from Baitul Muqqaddas( Jerusalem)... More

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The masjid where salah was being performed when the change of direction for prayer (towards the Kabah) was revealed. This masjid is beautiful and being here is a fantastic reminder of its significance in Islam.

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