dhikr

noun \ ˈdikər \
variants: or less commonly zikr

Definition of dhikr

plural dhikrs or dhikr also zikrs or zikr
1 : the ritual formula of a Sufi brotherhood recited devotionally in praise of Allah and as a means of attaining ecstatic experience
2 : the recitation of the dhikr; also : the period of such recitation

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Origin and Etymology of dhikr

Arabic, mention, recitation, remembrance


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