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

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Visiting place

(Ziyarat). Because the sacred tombs of the Sufi saints are sites abounding in barakah, they become visiting places for both devotees and the pious believers who seek to benefit from the spiritual power and grace of these exalted lovers of Allah. Afte...


(Zuhd). This is the renunciation of all things connected to this world. It is a useful approach in the early stages of the Spiritual Path, but not desirable for the one who strives for perfection. Such asceticism implies renouncing the secondary caus...


(Thuhur). Manifestation or outwardness or appearance. Thuhur is the Self-disclosure of Allah in the creation of the universe through His Name Al Thahir, the Manifest. This is in contrast to His Self Disclosure in the inward dimension of His creatures...


(Thulm). This term indicates 'putting something in a place that is not worthy to receive it'. Speaking about the divine mysteries to one who is not capable of receiving them is not only a wrongdoing, but also a form of ignorance, spiritual immaturit...


(Thulmaa). Non-existence or nothingness is pure darkness. Creation is the isthmus between the Light of Allah and the darkness of non-existence.


(Zur). He who says there is another way to Allah, different from what Allah has laid down in His Sacred Law, has spoken a falsehood, and should not be trusted. He who says there is a different means with which to reach Allah, other than the Holy Pro...

Al Zaki
Pure, The

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

Al Za'ara
One who allows things to grow, The

(Al Za'ara). One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Zam Zam
Zam Zam

The well spring, represents ‘Ilm al Haqaiq (the knowledge of Realities). “For whatever reason you drink . . . “


(Zujajah). The glass that is referred to in the verse of light is the heart and the misbah or lamp is the spirit. The tree that the lamp is lit from is the self.


Zur - see 'Falsehood'.

Ziyadatan fi sharafi-l Mustafa, Salla-llahu 'alaihi wa sallam
Increase the greatness of the Chosen One, May the salutations of Allah be upon Him, and Peace

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