What is qibla?

What is qibla?


The direction of the Kaaba, which Muslims turn to for their daily prayers


Qibla (Arabic: قِـبْـلَـة " Qibla ", " Qibla , Qibla , Kiblah , Qibla or Qibla ", also translated as “Direction” is the direction a Muslim prays during Ṣalāṫ (Arabic: صَـلَاة ) Fixed as the direction of the Kaaba in the Hijaz city of Mecca. Most mosques contain a wall niche showing the Qibla, known as a mihrab (Arabic: مِـحْـرَاب). The multi-dynastic prayer room, although generally less standardized in appearance than would be found in a mosque, includes a Qibla.
All Muslims praying towards the same point are considered to symbolize the unity of the traditional Ummah (Arabic: اُمّـة Sharī'ah (Muslims worldwide), Arabic : شَـرِيْـعَـة , God's Law). Qibla also has an importance beyond Salah and plays a role in various ceremonies. The head of an animal slaughtered with Ḥalāl (Arabic: حَـلَال 'Permitted') methods are usually aligned with the Qibla. After death, Muslims are usually buried with the body at right angles to the Qibla and the face is turned towards the direction of the Qibla. Therefore, archeology may indicate an Islamic necropolis if there are no other signs.

It is an Arabic word meaning "the direction to go", but it specifically refers to the direction Muslims go to worship. Immediately after the Migration to Medina, Muhammad adopted the local Jewish system and made the shrine in Jerusalem the Qibla, but in Mecca in February 624. Kaaba has been changed so far. Mosque shows qibla Mihrab It consisted mainly of Qibla, and accurate identification of Qibla contributed to the development of geodesy.
Shohei Shimada

Direction of worship in Islam. It was revised after Hijra to worship the Kaaba temple in Mecca in 624, following the tradition of Judaism to Jerusalem, and has survived to the present day.
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