Definition of "qibla" [qibla]

  • The direction in which Muslims face while praying, now the Caaba in Mecca. (noun)

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Use "qibla" in a sentence
  • "In synagogues of this period, the corner with the receptacle for the Torah scrolls indicated the direction of prayer -- "qibla" -- toward Jerusalem."
  • "The bisector of the crescent in Murdoch's final Crescent of Embrace design points approximately 1.8 ° north of Mecca (marked "qibla")."
  • "Place this graphic over the Crescent site-plan on your computer screen, and you will see that the Mecca-direction line (which Muslims call "qibla") almost exactly bisects the crescent:"