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dhikr

[dik-er] /ˈdɪk ər/
noun, plural dhikrs, dhikr. Islam.
1.
a meeting of dervishes at which a phrase containing a name of God is chanted rhythmically to induce a state of ecstasy.
2.
each set of passages from the Koran so chanted, with its accompanying ritual.
Also, zikr.
Origin of dhikr
< Arabic: recitation
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