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or qib·la  (kĭb′lə)
n. Islam
The direction of the Kaaba, in Mecca, toward which Muslims face when praying.

[Arabic qibla; see qbl in Semitic roots.]


(Islam) a variant of kiblah
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.qibla - the direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers
direction, way - a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
2.Qibla - 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
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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Concernant les agressions israeliennes repetees contre El-Qods en Palestine occupee, l'imam a salue les Palestiniens qui defendent sur place la premiere Qibla et le troisieme lieu saint de l'Islam contre la funeste campagne dont il est la cible.
The Main Prayer Hall is approached on the Qibla axis by a monumental staircase through the shaded sahan to the west.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque more than four decades ago when the Zionists set fire to the Muslims first Qibla, displayed Israel's savagery and laid emphasis on the necessity for the worldwide Muslim community to keep vigilant.
The statement added the Sudanese Arab and Islamic people would not remain aloof while menace is looming against the Qibla of the Muslims and the land of the revelations and the last message is threatened.
Palestine remains the Qibla (direction of prayer) of our party, Hajj-Hasan noted.
ISLAMABAD -- Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Wednesday severely condemned Israel's aggression on Al Aqsa Mosque which happened to be the first Qibla of Muslims in the world.
Qibla Ayaz, while recalling his short term experience with the administration and administrative officers and personnel of the ICP, took in high esteem the working of the ICP's registrar office and other sections of administration.
The Islamic world must do all it could to defend Palestine, the first Qibla for all Muslims, stressed Mohaqiq, who slammed Tel Aviv for making life miserable for the residents of the Gaza Strip and other parts of that country.
The app contains essential information for those observing the fast, with features such as prayer and Iftar timings, Qibla direction, a Mosque locator and healthy tips to consider while fasting, said a statement.
It has also added Jamt-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz Qibla Awwal as designated aliases of the Lashkar-e-Taiba's.
Users can also view prayer times and locate Qibla direction by using this app.
Besides providing accurate prayer times based on a user's location, Muslim Pro's other main features include worldwide Qibla directions, Azan clock, as well as integration with popular location based application Foursquare to find Halal restaurants or Mosques.