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D̲h̲ikrīs
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, Zikrīs , a Muslim sect of southern Balūčistān, especially strong amongst the Balūč of Makrān [q.v.], but also with some representation amongst the Brahūīs of further north. The sect’s name derives from the fact that its adherents exalted the liturgical recitations of formulae including the name and titles of God, sc. d̲h̲ikr [q.v.], above the formal Muslim worship, the ṣalāt or namāz .

The D̲h̲ikrīs were believed by Hughes-Buller to stem from the North Indian heterodox movement of the Mahdawiyya, the followers of Sayyid Muḥammad Mahdī of D̲j̲awnpūr (847-91…

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Bosworth, C. E., “D̲h̲ikrīs”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8472>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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