Masjid al-Qiblatain is a mosque in Medina that is historically important for Muslims as
the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammad, leading the prayer, is said to
have been commanded to change the direction of prayer (qibla) from Jerusalem to
Mecca. Thus it uniquely contained two prayer niches (mihrabs). Recently the
mosque was renovated; the old prayer niche facing Jerusalem was removed, and
the one facing Mecca was left.
The Qiblatain Mosque is among the three earliest mosques in
Islam's history, along with Quba Mosque and Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.