kibla

kiblah

[kib-luh]
noun Islam.
Also, keblah, kibla.


Origin:
1730–40; < Arabic qiblah

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qibla

[kib-luh]
noun Islam.
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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kiblah or kibla (ˈkɪblɑː)
 
n
Islam the direction of Mecca, to which Muslims turn in prayer, indicated in mosques by a niche (mihrab) in the wall
 
[C18: from Arabic qíblah that which is placed opposite; related to qabala to be opposite]
 
kibla or kibla
 
n
 
[C18: from Arabic qíblah that which is placed opposite; related to qabala to be opposite]

qibla (ˈkɪblə)
 
n
a variant of kiblah

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