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kiblah

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