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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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Radical Muslims were organized by the Call of Islam and the Quibla.
7) Janamaz es un tapete especial para realizar namaz o hacer recesos musulmanes, con dibujo de alquibla o quibla (es un dibujo con dos pilares paralelos, techado con un arco), que define la direccion hacia la Kaaba (La Meca) y hacia donde los orantes deben dirigirse cada vez que realizan sus rezos, sea en la mezquita o en cualquier otro lugar.
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hot tea, unrestricted access to Muslim Imam military chaplains, a Quibla (a huge green and white sign that points toward Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city in Islam--the city revered by Islam as being the first place created on earth), an arrow in each ceil pointing to Mecca, a recorded loudspeaker call to prayer five times a day, regular opportunities to worship, copies of the Q'uran in the detainees' native languages as well as other religious reading materials in numerous languages, prayer caps, prayer rugs, prayer beads, and holy oil (provided by Muslim military chaplains).
19) Edward Said, Orientalismo, Al Quibla, Ediciones Libertarias, Madrid, 1990, p.
La entonacion de los rezos requiere la consideracion de la quibla, consistente en la postracion de los fieles en la sala de oraciones en direccion a la Meca.
966, julio: se concluyo una nueva macsura de madera en la quibla (Ibn 'Idari--principios s.