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Recollection; state of being held in mind. Verbal and substantive expressions ( dhikr, dhikrā, tadhkira) derived from the radical dh-k-r appear in 274 verses of the Qurʾān (excluding passages rendering the meaning of “male”) and these have different connotations depending on context (see Ahrens, Christliches, 39 for discussion of the etymology). In addition to the basic meaning of “r…

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Brodersen, Angelika, “Remembrance”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 10 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00172>

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