variants or less commonly tariqah
or tariqat
plural -s
: the Sufi path of spiritual development involving stages of meditation and contemplation leading to intimate communion with the deity
or tarekat
: a Muslim religious brotherhood
especially : a religious fraternity of Muslim mystics

Word History


Arabic ṭarīqah, ṭarīqat, literally, way

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“Tariqa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tariqa. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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