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dhikr

[dik-er]
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.
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Origin of dhikr

< Arabic: recitation
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