dhikr

noun \ˈdikər\
variants: less commonly

zikr

Definition of dhikr

plural

dhikrs

or

dhikr

also

zikrs

or

zikr

  1. 1 :  the ritual formula of a Sufi brotherhood recited devotionally in praise of Allah and as a means of attaining ecstatic experience

  2. 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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