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Qiblatain Mosque , Medina  

Mosques of Saudi Arabia


Masjid al-Qiblatain


Masjid al-Qiblatain

Masjid al-Qiblatain is a mosque in Medina that is historically important for Muslims as the place where a companion leading the prayer was told of the change of Qibla and did 180 turn he is said to have been commanded to change the direction of prayer from Jerusalem to Mecca. Thus it uniquely contained two prayer niches (mihrabs). Recently the mosque was renovated, removing the old prayer niche facing Jerusalem and leaving the one facing Mecca.

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