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Hadara (pl. Hadarat)  Term Image (Ḥaḍra — pl. Ḥaḍarāt) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: The Divine Presence; also collective invocation accompanied by dancing
Long Description: The Divine Presences as manifested in the hierarchy of Being; also the modes of Divine Presence as experienced in contemplation. In Sufism, it may also refer to the "sacred dance" (e.g. the dance of the whirling dervishes) that sometimes accompanies group invocation of various divine Names and sacred formulae.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: See Form and Substance in the Religions (Chapter “The Five Divine Presences”)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms