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Dhikr and Fikr Gatherings

Dhikr (Arabic: ذِكْر). They are Islamic devotional acts, in which phrases or prayers are repeated. It can be counted on a set of prayer beads (Misbaha مِسْبَحَة) or through the fingers of the hand. It plays a central role in Sufi Islam. A person who recites the Dhikr is called a ḏākir (ذَاكِر). Tasbih (تَسْبِيح), literally meaning “glorification” (i.e. the saying of “subḥāna -llāhi” [Arabic: سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّٰهِ‎]) is a form of dhikr that involves the repetitive utterances of short sentences glorifying God. The content of the prayers includes the names of God or a dua (prayer of supplication) taken from the hadiths or the Quran.

Dhikr of Allah is the most excellent act of Allah’s servants and is stressed over a hundred times in the Holy Qur’an. It is the most praiseworthy work to earn Allah’s pleasure, the most effective weapon to overcome the enemy, and the most deserving of deeds in reward.