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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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(Islam) a variant of kiblah
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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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BAGHDAD / NINA /- Security forces arrested the most dangerous drug traffickers in the Qibla area in Basra.
Khateeb Imam Badshahe Mosque Lahore and Chairman Majlis Ulama e Pakistan Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad, Professor Dr Qibla Ayaz, Dr Ahmad Dervish, Archbishop Sebastian Shaw, and other leaders addressed Istihkam- e-Pakistan Conference.
During the meeting which was chaired by Senator Javed Abbasi, Dr Qibla Ayaz, Chairperson Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), termed determination of age for marriage un-Islamic.
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Head of the Council of Islamic Ideology Qibla Ayaz said instead of laws, public awareness could help resolve the child marriage issue.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Prof Dr Qibla Ayaz on Thursday underlined the need of developing an education system to make the youths productive for the society.
He also referred to the recent statements of Iran's foreign minister on the holy Quds, saying that Quds belongs neither to the US to donate it nor to Zionist regime to take it; rather Quds belongs to Palestine and Palestinians and is first Qibla of Muslims.
Qibla Ayaz has said that Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will remain a key part in determining moon-sighting and Eid despite the presence of a lunar calendar, media reported on Tuesday.
Qibla Ayaz, Advisor to Chief Minister on Foreign Investment Mohammad Kashif Irshad, Former Speaker Kiramat Ullah Khan and a number of other civil and military officers.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, CII Chairman Qibla Ayaz said that the young generation is suffering from mental stress, adding that the committee will work to introduce legislation for the ownership of women in inheritance.
Qibla Ayaz was the chief guest at the inaugural session that was largely attended by religious scholars from home and abroad.
On the occasion, Dr Fehmida Mirza, Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination, was the chief guest while Vice-Chancellor (VC) FJWU, Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Dr Qibla Ayaz, the faculty members and students also attended the seminar.