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

Order by: Arabic English


kashf imani
Unveiling through faith

(Kashf imani). Unveiling or revelation through faith. This unveiling takes place through the sincerity of a believer's faith (Iman). The degree of intensity of the unveiling may act as a catalyst which activates the believer into seeking more and mor...

kashf kawni
Unveiling on the plane of created things

(Kashf kawni).


(Kathif). In the pairings which relate to the existent things in the cosmos, kathif stands opposite latif (subtle). During the process of descent things increase in density. The further away they are from the Source Itself, the greater their density...


(Kathra). The One descends and becomes many. Unity separates into multiplicity. The Name 'Allah' contains many Beautiful and Divine Names. The many take us back to the One. Multiplicity takes us back to Unity. The Beautiful Names take us back to Alla...


(Kauthar). The Spring (Pool, Well or Fountain) of Abundance in Paradise which was granted to the Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). It is the place where all of his sincere and devoted followers ho...

kawn (ka'inat)
Engendered existence

(Kawn/Ka'inat). Existence comes from Allah's Word "Be!" ("Kun!"). Allah, as the Divinity, is perpetually with engendered existence, but, engendered existence is not perpetually with Allah. The entire spiritual work of the higher teaching is directed...

al-kawn al-jami'
Engendered thing, all comprehensive

(Kawn al Jami'). The Perfect Man is the all comprehensive engendered thing, because he gathers within himself everything in the Divine Reality and everything in the cosmos. He is the locus of manifestation for the All-Comprehensive Name 'Allah'.


(Kayf). 'How?' The question which every murid must ask himself, when endeavouring to fulfil an order or direction from his Murshid is, 'How can this be fulfilled?'. He should not concern himself with 'Why (or when) does this have to be done?', for t...


(Khabar). The Divine Word which descends from Allah contains the Sacred Law within which is all knowledge. The place of the Unity of the Word is Allah's Throne. The Divine Word of Allah's Sacred Law becomes differentiated into rulings and reports at...

Totally Aware, The

(Al Khabir). One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

Innermost Secret

(Khafi). The innermost secret or consciousness. The Khafi is a Divine subtlety that lies hidden within the spirit. It was placed there in trust by Allah to be awakened and actualized only when the lover has been overwhelmed by Passionate Love of Alla...


(Al Khala').The void is that place where the cosmos takes shape. The earth is the limit of the Void and the utmost limit of density and darkness. The whole cosmos, within the Void, is forever descending in search of its centre. This search is the sea...


(Khalal) Close friendship. This is the station of the Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) who, through being thoroughly permeated with Love of Allah, became the friend of Allah, Khalil Allah.

Ever Creating, The

(Al Khallaq). A Divine Name.


The Prophet Khalid (Peace be upon him) through whose Word descended the Wisdom of Refuge (al Hikmat as Samadiyyah).