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samaʿ

[suh-mah] /səˈmɑ/
noun, Islam.
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the Sufi practice of gathering to listen to religious poetry that is sung, often accompanied by ecstatic dance or other ritual.
Origin of samaʿ
< Arabic samāʿ literally, hearing
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