dhikr

noun

ˈdikər
variants or less commonly zikr
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

Word History

Etymology

Arabic, mention, recitation, remembrance

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“Dhikr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dhikr. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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