Masjid Al Qiblatayn, Medina

#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Medina
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Pay a visit to Masjid Al Qiblatayn, 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. Put Masjid Al Qiblatayn on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Medina day trip tool.
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  • 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...  more »
  • One more the historically important mosque in the Islamic world. Masjid Al Qiblatayn is the oldest and beautiful mosque in Madinah, Mosque of the two Qibla's. After Prophet Mohammed had received the.....  more »
  • There is a lift inside the female ablution area, you can go to first floor to pray in a good environment. Masjid was pretty clean and felt good praying there.
  • This is the holy Mashjid where direction of Kibla was changed with the commandment of Allah (SWT) through heavenly revelation in the holy Quran. :)

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