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rakʿa

or rakʿah

[ruhk-uh] /ˈrʌk ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
a portion of the salat, the prescribed prayers said five times a day, that combines a ritual of bows and prostrations with the recitation of prayers.
Origin of rakʿa
From the Arabic word rakʿah
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