Definition of Qibla

1. Noun. The direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers.

Generic synonyms: Direction, Way



2. Noun. A small terrorist group of Muslims in South Africa formed in the 1980s; was inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini to create an Islamic state in South Africa.

Definition of Qibla

1. Noun. (Islam) The direction in which Muslims face while praying, now the Caaba in Mecca. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Qibla

1. kiblah [n -S] - See also: kiblah

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Qibla

qazf
qazi
qazis
qd
qds
qeema
qepik
qepiks
qepiq
qepiqs
qewl
qh
qhat
qi
qi gong
qibla
qiblah
qiblahs
qiblas
qid
qigong
qigongs
qilianshanite
qilin
qilins
qin
qindar
qindarka
qindarkë
qindars

Literary usage of Qibla

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1. A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran: Comprising Sale's Translation by George Sale, Elwood Morris Wherry (1896)
"(146) Verily although thou shouldest show unto those to •whom the scripture hath been given all kinds of signs, yet they will Dot follow thy Qibla, ..."

2. A Historical and Economic Geography of Ottoman Greece: The Southwestern by Fariba Zarinebaf, John Bennet, Jack L. Davis (2005)
"To a pious Muslim, the qibla (the precise direction toward the Kaaba in Mecca) is more ... In most of Greece, the qibla will be a bit south of southeast. ..."

3. Notes on Muhammadanism: Being Outlines of the Religious System of Islam by Thomas Patrick Hughes (1877)
"Mosques are, therefore, always erected Qibla- wards. At the commencement of Islam, the Qibla was Jerusalem; but when Muhammad failed to conciliate the Jews ..."

4. A Gift for Muslim Women by Muḥammad ʻĀshiq Ilāhī (2001)
"Rule: When the grave is ready, lower the body into it from the side of the Qibla (direction in which prayer is offered). For this purpose the following mode ..."

5. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"Qibla is organized into cells in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, and its membership is ... Qibla leaders dominate the Islamic Unity Convention (IUC), ..."

6. Moslem Architecture: Its Origins and Development by Giovanni Teresio Rivoira (1918)
"qibla,' the point to which every Moslem turns was placed in the north wall of ... The qibla consisted of a large stone.3 The ' mihrab,' or niche pointing to ..."

7. State of the Nation: South Africa 2004-2005 by John Daniel, Roger Southall, Jessica Lutchman (2005)
"One reason for this association was the presence of seasoned Qibla members within Pagad. ... Although Qibla exerted internal pressure on Pagad leaders, ..."

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