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Meaning of "qibla" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QIBLA

qibla  [ˈkɪblə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QIBLA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Qibla is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QIBLA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

qibla

Qibla

The Qibla, also transliterated as Qiblah, Qibleh, Kiblah, Kıble or Kibla, is the direction that should be faced when a Muslim prays during salat. It is fixed as the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca. Most mosques contain a wall niche, known as mihrab, that indicates the Qiblah. Most multifaith prayer rooms will also contain a Qibla, although usually less standardized in appearance than one would find within a mosque. Muslims all praying towards the same point is traditionally considered to symbolize the unity of all Muslims worldwide under Law of God. The Qiblah has importance beyond salaat and plays a part in various ceremonies. The head of an animal that is slaughtered using halal methods is aligned with the Qiblah. After death, Muslims are buried with their heads turned right towards the direction of the Qiblah. Thus, archaeology can indicate an Islamic necropolis if no other signs are present.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QIBLA


Ambler
ˈæmblə
assembler
əˈsɛmblə
cobbler
ˈkɒblə
diable
diːˈɑːblə
disabler
dɪsˈeɪblə
dribbler
ˈdrɪblə
enabler
ɪˈneɪblə
gambler
ˈɡæmblə
nabla
ˈnæblə
nibbler
ˈnɪblə
quibbler
ˈkwɪblə
rambla
ˈrɑːmblə
rambler
ˈræmblə
scrambler
ˈskræmblə
scribbler
ˈskrɪblə
stibbler
ˈstɪblə
tabla
ˈtʌblə
temblor
ˈtɛmblə
tumbler
ˈtʌmblə
warbler
ˈwɔːblə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QIBLA

qi
Qian Long
qigong
qindar
qindarka
Qingdao
Qinghai
qinghaosu
qintar
qintarka
Qiqihar
Qishm
qiviut
QKt
QKtP
ql

WORDS THAT END LIKE QIBLA

ala
Angola
Anguilla
bola
Cela
cola
dobla
formula
gala
Guatemala
Isabella
kembla
kibla
la
mala
pela
Puebla
Sulla
Venezuela
villa

Synonyms and antonyms of qibla in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «qibla» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QIBLA

Find out the translation of qibla to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of qibla from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «qibla» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

朝拜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

qibla
570 millions of speakers

English

qibla
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Qibla
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القبلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кибла
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

qibla
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্বিবলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

qibla
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Qibla
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

qibla
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キブラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의 Qibla
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Qibla
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Qibla
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிப்லா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किबाबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kıble
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

qibla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kyble
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кибла
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Qibla
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

qibla
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

qibla
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

qibla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

qibla
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of qibla

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QIBLA»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QIBLA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about qibla

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QIBLA»

Discover the use of qibla in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to qibla and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
World Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance of Mecca: ...
2.4 The determination of the qibla by mathematical methods Muslim astronomers from the 8th century onwards concerned themselves with the determination of the qibla as a problem of mathematical geography.14 This activity, which has no ...
David A. King, 1999
2
Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and ...
The qibla at any locality was defined as the direction of Mecca along the great- circle on the terrestrial sphere. Muslims inherited the Greek tradition of mathematical geography, together with Ptolemy's lists of localities and their latitudes and ...
Helaine Selin, 1997
3
African Cultural Astronomy: Current Archaeoastronomy and ...
M. E. Bonine This paper examines the role of the qibla (direction to Mecca) for the orientation and structure of traditional Islamic cities in Tunisia. First, the various ways in which the qibla direction may have been calculated in the medieval ...
Jarita Charmian Holbrook, Rodney Medupe, Johnson O. Urama, 2008
4
Encyclopedia of Islam
The decisive moment, however, came after the emigration to Medina, where the first qibla recognized by the new Muslim community was Jerusalem. Then, perhaps as a result of the failure of Jews in Medina to recognize Muhammad as their ...
Juan Eduardo Campo, 2009
5
Muqarnas: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture
The Almohad Great Mosque, the Jama( Lakbir, is located at the lower, northern end of the medina. Its qibla direction is 154°, a more common direction for Almohad buildings. The other mosques' qiblas are also in the 150°'s range, except for ...
Oleg Grabar, 1990
6
Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to ...
That was a useful miracle, for the Muslims are indeed called the ahl al-qibla, ' those that turn towards the qibla', and warnings are issued about talking against the ahl al-qibla, for they are all united by turning to the same centre of prayer-life.
Annemarie Schimmel, 1994
7
The Qur'an: An Encyclopedia
QIBLA. In the sura al-Baqara we read: It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West, but righteous is the one who believes in Allah, and the Last Day, and the angels and the Book and the prophets; and gives ...
Oliver Leaman, 2006
8
Mathematics and the Divine: A Historical Study
Since that sacred edifice is itself aligned in astronomicallysignificant directions, the directions adopted by the legal scholars for the qibla were towards the risings and settings of the sun at the equinoxes or the solstices or of various significant ...
Teun Koetsier, Luc Bergmans, 2004
9
Islamic Prayers
Thereafter, the following Dua should be read: Alla humma anta waliyyu ni'mati wal qadiru 'ala talabati ta'lamu hajatifa as aluka bihaqqi Muhammadin wa Ali Muhammadin 'alayhi wa 'alay himussalamu lamma qazaaytaha li. RULES OF QIBLA ...
Bandahaya Khoda
10
Abrogation in the Qur’an and Islamic Law
13.1.1 The Change of Qibla The term “qibla” appears seven times in the Qur'an. Verse 10.87 instructs Moses and Aaron to make their homes a “qibla” for their people in ancient Egypt before they all escaped from that country. We explained  ...
Louay Fatoohi, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QIBLA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term qibla is used in the context of the following news items.
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Qibla College takes religious education classes and school …
Alqudsi, 40, has been living in the Minto mosque, in the same premises as Qibla College, since last Tuesday after he won a variation of his bail conditions to ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Prayer, police and pipes ... Bizarre first day living at Minto mosque …
The 40-year-old moved into the prayer hall, which sits in the grounds of primary school Qibla College, early yesterday morning and was seen erecting a ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
Alleged ISIS recruiter Hamdi Alqudsi bailed to Minto mosque until …
The mosque's imam Abubaker Abduraouf told The Daily Telegraph he would be keeping a very close eye on the terror suspect and would warn Qibla College ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Qibla et soleil : vérifiez dès ce matin si vous priez dans la bonne …
C'est l'occasion, comme nous vous l'indiquions dans un précédent billet, de vérifier la qibla choisie, c'est-à-dire la direction prise lors des prières (salat). «Al-Kanz, May 15»
5
Why Is There an Arrow on My Hotel Room Ceiling?
Such arrows are known as Qibla pointers. They indicate the direction of Islam's holiest site: the Kaaba, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Unfamiliar cities and large hotels ... «Slate Magazine, Mar 15»
6
In Saudi Arabia, of all countries, technology reveals wrong qibla
Many residents of Taif who depend on Google Earth to work out the direction of the Qiblah (the direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims face when praying) ... «Al-Bawaba, Feb 15»
7
Turkish clerics debate Demba Ba's 'Islamic' goal celebration
“Our qibla is the Masjid al-Haram until doomsday,” said Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü, known as “Cüppeli” (Robed) Ahmet Hoca among his followers, in reference to the ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Dec 14»
8
Dr Qibla Ayaz, Dr Sultana new VCs of ICU, SBBWU
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved the appointment of Dr Qibla Ayaz as acting vice chancellor of the Islamia College University ... «The News International, Apr 14»
9
8 Things You Didn't Know About Masjid Al-Aqsa
In actual fact, that is the Qibly mosque – so called because it is the closest to the Qibla. The whole mount is masjid Al Aqsa and is sometimes referred to the ... «MuslimMatters, Feb 14»
10
International Bank of Azerbaijan introduces Qibla card meeting …
Bahnam Gurbanzadeh, director of Islamic Banking department, said that a special electronic compass was inserted in the card to find Qibla in any point of the ... «APA, Sep 13»

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