/ˈkɪbla/ (say 'kiblah)

noun Islam
1. the direction of the Kaaba, at Mecca, towards which Muslims turn at prayer.
2. the act of facing towards Mecca when praying.
{Arabic qibla}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kiblah — Kib lah, n. See {Keblah}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kiblah — (Kible, arab.), 1) bei den Muhammedanern die heilige Gegend, wohin die Männer beim Gebet ihr Gesicht wenden; 2) der diese Richtung anzeigende Koranschrank in jeder Moschee …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kiblah — Kiblah, Gesichtswendung, bei den Mohammedanern die Wendung des Angesichtes beim Gebete, nach der Gegend von Mekka; s. Kaaba …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • kiblah — [kib′lä] n. [Ar qibla, something placed opposite < qabala, to be opposite] the point, the Kaaba in Mecca, toward which Muslims turn when praying …   English World dictionary

  • kiblah — kibla ou kiblah [kibla] n. f. ÉTYM. 1670; al kible, 1612, Vigenère; mot arabe, qibla, de qabola « être à l opposé ». ➪ tableau Mots français d origine arabe. ❖ ♦ Point vers lequel les Musulmans doivent se tourner pour prier (direction de La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kiblah — /kib leuh/, n. Islam. qibla. Also, keblah, kibla. [1730 40; < Ar qiblah] * * * …   Universalium

  • kiblah — kib|lah qiblah [ˈkıblə] n [singular] the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kiblah — [ kɪblə] (also qibla) noun the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, to which Muslims turn when at prayer. Origin C17: from Arab. ḳibla that which is opposite …   English new terms dictionary

  • kiblah — n. (also qibla) 1 the direction of the Kaaba (the sacred building at Mecca), to which Muslims turn at prayer. 2 = MIHRAB. Etymology: Arab. kibla that which is opposite …   Useful english dictionary

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