14 of the Oldest Mosques in the World | Sacred Footsteps | Qiblatayn, Madina, Saudi Arabia: 2 AH. "Known as the ‘Mosque of the Two Qiblas’, it is one of the first mosques established in Islam. It was here that the Prophet (peace be upon him) received God’s command to change the direction of the prayer from Jerusalem to Makka. For centuries the mosque contained two qiblas (prayer niches), until one was removed in a recent renovation." Image: Aiman Titi. Some rights reserved.