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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.]
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The deviators among the people of the qiblah [ie, Muslims] see those whom they revere, whether it be the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) or another prophet.
Those videos have millions of viewers, and once you click on any of them it takes you to tens of related videos with similar content, and these in turn take you to a bunch of other videos which use this skeptic argument as a tool to question and cast doubt on Quran itself and on Hadith (Prophet Mohamed's sayings, peace be upon him), be it those verses and sayings which speak about the change of qiblah (the direction towards which Muslims pray, it was towards Al-Aqsa Mosque in the early days of Islam and later on changed towards Kaaba) or the ones which tell the details of the Isra and Mi'raj journey and Prophet Mohamed's prayer in Al-Aqsa Mosque with all the other prophets.
In the early stage of Islam, Jerusalem was the Qiblah towards which Muslims faced in their prayers.
Beirut, Rabi'II 2, 1439, Dec 20, 2017, SPA -- The Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian stressed that "Targeting Riyadh by a ballistic missile launched by Al-Houthi coup militias from inside Yemen is a condemned and unacceptable act," In a statement made today, he said that "The security, safety and stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a red line and should not be exceeded, it is the land of the Two Holy Mosques and Qiblah of Muslims in the world," Mufti Derian considered that Al-Houthi missile bombardment is a criminal aggression cannot be ignored and urged the international community to put an end to such infringement on the inviolability of the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Today we speak about Quds which is the first Qiblah of Muslims and the third holiest Islamic shrine and is used to recognize the identity and credibility of Palestine.
Jerusalem, as the first Qiblah of Muslims, has importance for other religions in the world.
The ballistic missile launched on my country's capital reflects the repeated Iranian attacks against the kingdom, which witnessed the launch of 80 Iranian ballistic missiles through its Houthi agent in Yemen, which was exposed to various cities in the Kingdom, and did not care about the Muslims' Qiblah by launching three ballistic missiles in a blatant attack on Islamic sanctities and a provocation to the feelings of Muslims around the world".
Upon their reception at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, King Salman said he was pleased to be among them on this day as they represent their country, which they all have the honor to represent it as it is the Qiblah of Muslims, the land of the Two Holy Mosques and the cradle of Arabism.
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The Undersecretary affirmed that this stance of solidarity with the Al-Aqsa Mosque goes beyond the representation of the Arab and Muslim resentment of the measures adopted by the Israeli authorities, reflecting the valued position of the Mosque, the first Qiblah and the third holiest shrine, and making it the central issue no matter what other issues occupy the world.
the Qiblah direction, as well as finding the closest mosques.
Muslim Daily is designed especially for fasting users, with programs and features that help them perform their daily rituals on time including prayers, reciting the Holy Quran, identifying the Qiblah direction and finding the nearest mosques to the user's location.