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Clarification on the correct pronunciation of a word in Hadith of Sahih Muslim

Question

In the following narration of Sahih Muslim, Kitabul Hajj:

فلما انصرفوا قبل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

Is the word ‘qabla‘ or ‘qibala‘ and what will the translation be?

 

Answer

The correct pronunciation is qibala (قِبَلَ) which means ‘in the direction of/towards Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).’

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar