tariqa

noun ta·ri·qa \təˈrēkə\\-kət\
variants: less commonly

tariqah

\təˈrēkə\ or

tariqat

\-kət\

Definition of tariqa

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the Sufi path of spiritual development involving stages of meditation and contemplation leading to intimate communion with the deity

  2. 2 or tarekat \-kət\ :  a Muslim religious brotherhood; especially :  a religious fraternity of Muslim mystics

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Origin and Etymology of tariqa

Arabic ṭarīqah, ṭarīqat, literally, way


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