kiblah

[kib-luh]
Also keblah, kib·la.

Origin of kiblah

First recorded in 1730–40, kiblah is from the Arabic word qiblah

qibla

or qib·lah

[kib-luh]
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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British Dictionary definitions for kibla

qibla

noun
  1. a variant of kiblah

kiblah

kibla

noun
  1. Islam the direction of Mecca, to which Muslims turn in prayer, indicated in mosques by a niche (mihrab) in the wall

Word Origin for kiblah

C18: from Arabic qíblah that which is placed opposite; related to qabala to be opposite
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