dhikr

['dɪkʌr]
(also zikr 'zɪk(ə)r)
noun Islam a form of devotion, associated chiefly with Sufism, in which the worshipper is absorbed in the rhythmic repetition of the name of God or his attributes.
Origin
from Arab. ḏikr 'remembrance'.

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