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Qiblah (قبلة)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Qiblah (قبلة) is the direction of prayer in Islam. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Geographical Location
Qiblah (قبلة)
Quranic Concept
CategoryGeographical Location

Qiblah is referred to in verse (2:144) of chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow):

Sahih International: We have certainly seen the turning of your face, [O Muhammad], toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you to a qiblah with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-haram. And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer]. Indeed, those who have been given the Scripture well know that it is the truth from their Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what they do.

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Afterlife LocationMountainGeographical LocationBabylonCityDesertHellHorizonIramQiblahSaqarSijjeen

Concept map for Qiblah. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept qiblah:

(instance qiblah geographical-location)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (6 occurances)
  • Qibla - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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