dhikr

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Arabic ذكر

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dhikr (plural dhikrs)

  1. (Islam) An Islamic prayer whereby a phrase or expression of praise is repeated continually.
    • 1958-1994, Hamilton Gibb & CF Beckingham, in The Travels of Ibn Battutah, Folio Society 2012, p. 62:
      When all had eaten and prayed the first night prayer, they began to recite their dhikr, then they began the musical recital.
    • 2001, Yann Martel, Life of Pi:
      We prayed together and we practised dhikr, the recitation of the ninety-nine revealed names of God.