rakʿa

or ra·kʿah

[ ruhk-uh ]
/ ˈrʌk ə /

noun Islam.

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.

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Origin of rakʿa

From the Arabic word rakʿah
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Example sentences from the Web for rakʿa

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