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(1) Ceremonial pause or halt during the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca; prescribed prayers performed on the ninth day of Dhu al-Hijja in the Plain of Arafat from noon until sunset. (2) In Naqshbandi Sufism, a pause in or stopping of the performance of a verbal, rhythmic dhikr. Baha al-Din al-Naqshbandi classified three types: temporal pause (wuquf-i zamani), numerical pause (wuquf-i adadi), and heart pause (wuquf-i qalbi).

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