tariqa

noun
ta·​ri·​qa
variants: or less commonly tariqah \ təˈrēkə \ or tariqat \ -​kət \
plural -s

Definition of tariqa

1 : the Sufi path of spiritual development involving stages of meditation and contemplation leading to intimate communion with the deity
2 or tarekat \ -​kət \ : a Muslim religious brotherhood especially : a religious fraternity of Muslim mystics

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History and Etymology for tariqa

Arabic ṭarīqah, ṭarīqat, literally, way

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