\ ˈdikər \
variants: or less commonly zikr
plural dhikrs or dhikr also zikrs or zikr

Definition of dhikr

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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History and Etymology for dhikr

Arabic, mention, recitation, remembrance

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“Dhikr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dhikr. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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