The Language of the Future
Sufi Terminology
by Murshid F.A. Ali ElSenossi

Order by: Arabic English


al-firasat al-imaniyya
Clear sight through faith

(Firasat al Imaniyya). 'Perspicacity through faith'. This is a Divine light which Allah gives to the person of faith in his inner eye (basirah). 'Perspicacity through faith' is gained through assuming the noble character traits in perfect harmony, ba...

Primordial Nature

(Fitrah). Primordial uncorrupted nature. Within the primordial nature each human microcosm is the outward form of an inward meaning. His inward meaning is named 'Allah'. The primordial nature first became manifest at the Covenant between Allah and th...

Heart of the heart

(Fu'ad). This is that aspect of the heart which is connected with gnosis (ma'rifa). When the Fu'ad is activated, the resulting energy affects the entire body, but specifically the solar plexus and the liver.


(Al Fuqara). The indigents or the poor. This term refers to the spiritual poverty of travellers on the Sufi Path. These travelling murids who are in need of their Spiritual Guide or Murshid, display their poverty towards him, and in so doing, they ma...


(Furqan). Discrimination or separation. The Qur'an is 'that which brings together' (The Qur'an), and it is also 'that which differentiates' (furqan). Seeing only its furqan aspect without seeing its Qur'an aspect is seeing only multiplicity. This is ...


(Futuh).Openings or victory. Futuh are accesses to direct spiritual experience and are generally grouped as the opening of clear explanation or 'verbal expression' in the outer world, the opening of sweetness in the inner world and the opening of Div...

futuh al-halawa
Opening of Sweetness

(Futuh al halawa). The Opening of Sweetness within the heart.

futuh al-ibarah
Opening of Expression

(Futuh al ibarah). The Opening of Expression.

futuh al-mukashafah
Opening of Unveiling

(Futuh al mukashafah). The Opening of Unveiling. This is the opening through which Allah unveils His mysteries by opening the door to direct knowledge of Himself.


(Futuwwah). Chivalry. This is 'heroic generosity', a code of honourable conduct following the examples of the Prophets, saints, sages, friends and lovers of Allah. It is exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon h...

Al Fa'il
Liberal, The

(Al Fa'il). The Liberal - free from bias or prejudice (comes under Karam). One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

Al Falaq
One who cleaves asunder, The

(Al Falaq). One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Al Farad
Singular, The

(Al Farad). The Singular, The One and Only. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.


Farq - see 'Separation'.


Fasad - see 'Corruption'.