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Kaaba (Ka'aba) is the Mosque built by Prophet Abraham and his son Prophet Ismael (peace be upon them) in Makkah (Mecca). It is the cube-shaped building at the centre of the Grand Mosque called Al-Masjid al-Haram – a house of God within the larger complex of the Grand
Mosque. Muslims all over the world face the actual Ka‘ba when they pray. It is an Arabic word (الكعبة) which means "the cube".
Online Qibla direction compass mobile applications will generally automatically detect the current location (when online) and then show the prayer direction, as is the case with the HalalTrip mobile app. On some apps the user may have to enter the location, then the compass will show the qibla direction (relative to TRUE North and not relative to compass North).
HalalTrip.com website also provides an online compass which provides the Qibla direction relative to the TRUE North.
"Qibla" is an Arabic word - قِبْلَة
As such when written in English there are number of variations used to spell the word. The main variation is the use of either "Q" or "K" in the beginning of the word. The second is the addition of letters "t" or "h" at the end. This has given rise to the following variations of spelling:
· Qibla, Qiblat, Qiblah
· Kibla, Kiblat, Kiblah
Sometimes the prefix "Al" is added to the word which make it "Al Qibla". "Al' is an Arabic prefix for the word "the". The most common usage is “Qibla”.
Few other variations of how it is spelt are Quibla, Quibla, Qible and Qebla.