Mosque Al-Qiblatayn - Mosque of the Two Qiblas

Local nameMasjid Al Qiblatayn مسجد القبلتين
LocationMedina, Saudi Arabia

The Masjid al-Qiblatayn is a mosque in Medina that is historically important for Muslims as the place where, after the Islamic Nabi Muhammad received the command to change the Qiblah from Jerusalem to Mecca, the entire congregation led by a companion changed direction in prayer. Thus it uniquely contained two 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 earliest mosques that date to the time of Muhammad, along with the Quba Mosque and Prophet's Mosque, considering that the Great Mosques of Mecca and Jerusalem are associated with earlier Prophets in Islamic thought.

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Address 4993 Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, Al Madinah Al Munawwarah 42351, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates 24°29'2.984" N 39°34'43.809" E

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