Origin of kiblah
- the point toward which Muslims turn to pray, especially the Kaʿba, or House of God, at Mecca.
Origin of qibla
Examples from the Web for kibla
Historical Examples of kibla
He described the visit of the French pilgrims to this spot—their Kibla—as most affecting.
The sheik squats in the kibla or niche, and we sit on chairs ranged round the wall.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water
Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
The Kibla in this mosque is a picturesque domed structure higher than the rest of the building.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
- a variant of kiblah
- Islam the direction of Mecca, to which Muslims turn in prayer, indicated in mosques by a niche (mihrab) in the wall