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Masjid al-Qiblatain

Address: King Faisal Road, Medina, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Medina
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Doha, Qatar
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is a place where your beliefs are refreshing and makes you stronger inside where you can close to religion. If you can must visit these kind of places in Madina Al Munawra

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Petaluma, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First, I am non-Muslim. But while driving through Medina I stopped to see this historically important mosque. Everyone was friendly and welcomed me in, even showing me the alcove facing Mecca as well as pointing out the direction towards al-Quds (Jerusalem).

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is the actual masjid where the revelation to change the qibla was revealed, making it a very unique place. Historically, it is also very old and is architecturally interesting. Another must visit location for any stay in Medina.

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capetown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Was great to finally pray in this mosque - the same mosque where our prophet prayed and was instructed by the Almighty to change the qiblah (direction of prayer) from Jerusalem to Makkah.

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Karachi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you're visiting Madinah, then its a place where you should pray as it is a part of Islamic history, where the Qibla (the direction to which Muslims turn at prayer) was changed from Jerusalem to Makkah. This mosque is among the earliest mosques in Islamic history along with Quba mosque and Masjid al-Nabawi. The name of the mosque was... More

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Kuwait
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407 reviews 407 reviews
253 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

(Mosque of the two Qiblas) is a mosque in Medina that is historically important for Muslims as the place where the Islamic prophet .The Qiblatain Mosque is among the three earliest mosques in Islam's history, along with Quba Mosque and Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.Muhammad, leading the prayer, is said to have been commanded to change the direction of prayer (qibla) from Jerusalem... More

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Jhb
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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