Madinah Province
Islamic History

Masjid Al Qiblatayn - Madinah

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Masjid Qiblatain, Khalid Ibn Al Walid Road, Medina Saudi Arabia
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Description

Built by Sawad ibn Ghanam ibn Ka'ab in 623 CE, Masjid Al Qiblatayn is situated in The Blessed City of Madinah and is one of the most important mosques in Islamic history. Masjid Al Qiblatayn translates to Mosque of the two Qiblas and is believed to be the Mosque where The Blessed Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) received the revelation to change the Qibla (direction of prayer) from Jerusalem to Makkah.

Masjid Al Qiblatayn was one of the earliest mosques in Madina and was named after the historic event of 15th of Shaban, 2 AH, when the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) turned towards the Kaaba while leading the Dhuhr prayer and the companions followed suit out of obedience and respect. The Prophet (PBUH) later explained that he had received revelation from Allah to change the Qibla from Temple Mount in Jerusalem to Kaaba in Makkah. 

Architecture

Masjid Al Qiblatayn was one of the very few mosques in the world that had two mihrabs (a niche to indicate the Qibla). However, in 1987 the mosque was completely restructured and the old Mihrab facing Jerusalem was removed. The Mosque now only has one Mihrab that faces Kaaba although you can see the direction to Jerusalem marked in the ceiling architecture.

The main prayer hall of the mosque boasts a modern 21-century design with beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and a Mihrab that is designed to look like a giant prayer mat. The ablutions area for worshippers is in the sub-basement level towards the southeastern corner whereas a block to the west of the main structure serves as the residence for the Imam, the Muezzin, and the caretaker. 

Every year hundreds of thousands of Muslims from all over the world come to visit this historic mosque and other nearby attractions including Jannatul Baqi, Masjid Quba, and Mount Uhud - Archers' Hill.

Location

Masjid Qiblatain, Khalid Ibn Al Walid Road, Medina Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Haaj

Dr. Haaj

11/25/2022 05:48

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Muhammad SAW received revelation from Allah instructing him to take the Kaaba as the qibla during the Dhuhr prayer, instead of Baytul Maqdis, which was the Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem.
Zaigham butt

Zaigham butt

11/06/2022 08:04

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Love to visit here again in Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Where we changed our Qibla from the Great Bait Ul Maqdas to Bait Ul Haram. Wish to bring my kids here one day InshaAllah. I'll recommend this place to visit if you're in Madina. Stay blessed and welcome all new visitors.
Abdul Rahman

Abdul Rahman

09/24/2022 08:22

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Masjid e Qublatayn is famous because having two Qibla directions during one prayer. During Nimaz (prayer) Allah Pak sent message to change Qibla direction from Masjid Al Aqsa to Masjid Al Haram.
Mohamed Sarjoon

Mohamed Sarjoon

09/19/2022 04:33

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This is the Mosque where Prophet was instructed to face Kaaba during prayer. Before this incident, Muslims were facing Al Aqsa (Jerusalem) during prayer. This instruction was given during a prayer. So first half of the prayer was facing Al Aqsa and the next half was facing Kaaba. That's why this masjid called Qiblatyn (Two directional Masjid)
Rashid Akram

Rashid Akram

08/30/2022 09:09

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Masjid e Qublatayn is famous because having two Qibla directions during one prayer. During Nimaz (prayer) Allah Pak sent message to change Qibla direction from Masjid Al Aqsa to Masjid Al Haram ( Kabba) . So during Nimaz Rasool Ul Allah PBUH change his direction and all Sahaba which were present there had also change there direction without discontinuing Nimaz & saying one word. So this Masjid having the tradition of love & obeying. Love for Allah Rasool Ul Allah & those to whom loved by Rasool. May Allah Pak bless us love, Eman & death with Eman & love. Allah Pak bless us with love of Rasool Ul Allah.
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