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by Micha F. Lindemans
"Security, tranquility". In the Qur'an (2:248) it is a reference to the Hebrew shekina, "divine presence, immanence". In the next chapter of the Qur'an it says: "There will come to you the ark [tabut] with the sakina in it. The word could also mean "spirit, faith, courage" (Qur'an 9:26, 40, 48:2).

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