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Qibla. Direction of Mecca, more specifically the Kaʿba, towards which each Muslim must turn in order to perform the ṣalāt validly. In a mosque, the qibla is marked by the miḥrāb.

The word ‘qibla’ is then also used more loosely for a fixed direction of prayer in any religion.

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qibla. Direction towards which every Muslim must turn for prayer. It was originally towards Jerusalem, but from C7 was orientated towards Mecca. In mosques it is marked by the qibla wall, decorated with one or several mihrabs.

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