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kiblah

[kib-luh] /ˈkɪb lə/
noun, Islam.
1.
Also, keblah, kibla.
Origin of kiblah
1730-1740
1730-40; < Arabic qiblah

qibla

[kib-luh] /ˈkɪb lə/
noun, Islam.
1.
the point toward which Muslims turn to pray, especially the Kaʿba, or House of God, at Mecca.
Also, qiblah, kibla, kiblah.
Origin
< Arabic qiblah
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British Dictionary definitions for kibla

kiblah

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

qibla

/ˈkɪblə/
noun
1.
a variant of kiblah
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