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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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Windows were also smashed at the Masjid Madrassa Faizul Islam, off the Broadway in Perry Barr, and the Jam-E-Masjid Qiblah Hadhrat Sahib Gulhar Shareef, off Slade Road, Erdington.
The mosques attacked included Witton Islamic Centre, in Witton Road, Aston; Masjid Madrassa Faizul Islam, in the Broadway, Perry Barr; Al-Habib Trust, in Birchfield Road, Aston; Jamia Masjid Ghausia, in Albert Road, Aston; and Jam-E-Masjid Qiblah Hadhrat Sahib Gulhar Shareef in Slade Road, Erdington.
I found it very useful to identify the exact direction of Qiblah (Kaaba) during my visit to the holy places," Masuda Begum, a Bangladeshi pilgrim told Arab News.
We celebrate faith by coming face-to-face to the Qiblah of our prayers.
It was only later that the qiblah was changed to the Kaaba.
I welcome you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Credle of Revelation, and from the vicinity of the Sacred House of Allah, the Muslim's Qiblah (Direction), and in this blessed month, where we gather at this summit, which we hope will achieve our aspirations of pride, progress, security, peace, prosperity for our Islamic nation.
Burgan Bank announced today the free Eideya Delivery service to Premier Banking Customers in collaboration with "Qiblah" company for concierge services.
Some scholars also say that in the second year of Hijrah, the direction of Qiblah was changed from Jerusalem to Ka'bah (Makkah) on the 15th day of Sha'ban.
The Witton Islamic Centre in Witton Road, Aston, Jame Masjid in Birchfield Road, Perry Barr and Jam-E-Masjid Qiblah Hadhrat Sahib Gulhar Shareef in Slade Road, Erdington, were vandalised together with the Masjid Faizul Islam on The Broadway, Aston and The Muslim Community Centre Aston, in Albert Road, Aston.
The targets were Al-Habib Masjid in Birchfield Road, Aston; Jam-EMasjid Qiblah Hadhrat Sahib Gulhar Shareef, in Slade Road, Erdington; Witton Road Islamic Centre in Witton Road, Aston; the Faizul Islam mosque in The Broadway, Perry Barr, and Jamia Masjid Ghousia in Albert Road, Aston.
(7) Facing the Qiblah: Allah Says (what means): "Turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam (Sacred Mosque), and wherever you are turn your faces (in prayer) in that direction." [Qur'an 2: 144] The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, said: "When you stand for prayer face the Qiblah, make takbeer, utter glorification and praise for Allah, recite the Mother of the Book (Al-Faatihah)..."[Al-Bukhari and Abu Daawood] There are many ways to decide the Qiblah.