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samaʿ

[suh-mah] /səˈmɑ/
noun, Islam.
1.
the Sufi practice of gathering to listen to religious poetry that is sung, often accompanied by ecstatic dance or other ritual.
Origin of samaʿ
From the Arabic word samāʿ literally, hearing
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