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dhikr

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

First recorded in 1780–90; ultimately from Arabic ḏikr “remembrance, mentioning,” from ḏakara “to remember, recall”
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