Ruku

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Ruku (Arabic: رُكوع) is an Arabic word that means two things in Islamic terminology:

  • A part of prayers; After the recitation of the prayers, the head is bowed and the knees are bowed with both hands, which is one of the essential parts of the prayers.[1]
  • A part of the Qur'an; In the Qur'an, each paragraph is considered as a ruku.

Qur'anic use[change | change source]

The word ruku is used in the Qur'an.

References[change | change source]

  1. "BBC - Religion & Ethics - In pictures: Muslim prayer movements". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-09-19.