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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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KARAK -- Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz said here on Monday that local positive values were affected by globalisation.
Qibla Ayaz, Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology said that a society deprived of democratic values resultantly lead to the circumstances as are being faced in Libya, Iraq and Syria.
ISLAMABAD:The government has yet to finalise the status of the newly appointed Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz.
During the presser the Chairman CII Dr Qibla Ayaz could not gave a clear stance whether public hanging of such culprits was allowed in Islam or not .
Dr Qibla Ayaz, chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), said that the body has suggested that the government impose punishment on one-sided divorces.
ISLAMABAD -- A delegation of European Union Wednesday discussed the possibilities of exploring bilateral cooperation between EU and Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) with chairman CII, Dr Qibla Ayaz.
Qibla is fixed as the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Qibla Ayaz has said that the Muslim minorities in western countries are facing a lot of difficulties and to solve them an international conference will be held.
King Abdullah of Jordan Sunday proclaimed himself the Servant of the First Qibla and Third Holy Mosque, throwing a religious gauntlet down for Saudi rulers.
MC Chairman Malik Sharif said in his address that Al-Quds was first Qibla of Muslims and its protection is part of the Muslims' faith.
He said that the matter of Baitul Muqaddas is not just a political issue but a sensitive matter for Muslims across the world, who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the freedom of the first Qibla of Muslim Ummah.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati blasted US President Donald Trump for his decision to relocate Washington's embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds (Jerusalem), and said that the holy city as Muslims' first qibla will always belong to the Palestinians.