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qibla

or qib·lah

[kib-luh]
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noun Islam.
  1. the point toward which Muslims turn to pray, especially the Kaʿba, or House of God, at Mecca.
Often kib·la, kib·lah.

Origin of qibla

From the Arabic word qiblah
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Examples from the Web for qibla

Historical Examples

  • If he cannot turn towards the Qibla, he is, under the circumstances, allowed to face any direction most convenient.

    The Faith of Islam

    Edward Sell

  • In a mosque the qibla is indicated by a niche (miḥrab) in one of the walls.


British Dictionary definitions for qibla

qibla

noun
  1. a variant of kiblah
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