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

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(Wakeel). Authorized agent, representative, or deputy. This position within the Tariqa is generally awarded by the Shaykh for a particular purpose and a specific period of time.

Trustee, The

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


(Amin). There is an hierarchical order of trustworthiness, extending from the trustworthiness of the godfearing man and reaching to the Ultimate Trustworthiness of the Perfect Man, who is a carrier of the Trust. He is Allah's representative on this e...

Trustworthy Ones

('Umana). This is another name for the exalted Men of Allah, the People of Blame.


(Haqq). The term Haqq and the Name 'Allah' are synonymous because The Truth is the Reality which the Name 'Allah' denotes. Al Haqq also indicates its opposites, such as khalq (creation or creatures) and batil (falsehood or unreal). The Truth is that ...

Truth of Certainty
haqq al-yaqin

(Haqq al Yaqin). There are three stages of Certainty 'Ilm al Yaqin (The Knowledge of Certainty), 'Ayn al yaqin (The Eye of Certainty) and Haqq al Yaqin (The Truth of Certainty). When considering this triad the Truth of Certainty could be likened to b...

Truth, The (Creative)

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

Truthful Ones

(Al Siddiqun). Also known as al sadiqun, these are the saints, the greatest friends of Allah. When they are seen Allah is remembered. They are the shining mirrors in which Allah contemplates His Own Name-derived Perfection. The Truthful Ones, the Pe...

Truthful, The
As Saadiq

(As Saadiq). The Truthful. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.


(Sidq). Truthfulness is a gift from Allah. When it enters the heart, the heart becomes intoxicated with the luminosity that it brings and it will create rapture in the heart of the slave. It enters the head and spreads to the rest of the body; every...


(Tawhil). Turbidity or disorder or disruption. While engaged in spiritual struggle during the early stages of the Journey, the traveller will experience periods of turbidity due to his spiritual imbalances. Turbidity and disruption are the direct res...

Turn the face towards

(Tawajjuh). Alignment, concentration or attentiveness, or 'to turn the face towards something'. Tawajjuh can refer to the spiritual concentration exercised between the Murshid and his murid. On a higher level of meaning it is Allah's Attentiveness to...

Turner of Hearts
musarrif al-qulub

(Musarrif al Qulub). Allah is the One Who turns the heart whichever way He desires. It was narrated from Anas ibn Maalik that the Messenger of Allah (may the salutations of Allah be upon him, and peace), used to say often: “O Controller of the hearts...

Turning away

(Tawalla). This term signifies the slave's returning to himself after being with Allah. After annihilation in Allah the slave is returned to himself and to the creation. Were he to remain with Allah the slave would be constantly 'mad-in-Allah'. Such ...

Two Bows Length
qaba qausayn

(Qaba Qawsayn). This term is also called 'Union of Union', or 'The Gathering of the Gathering'. It signifies one of the highest spiritual stations of Perfection which is attained by the greatest Perfect Men, that is, many of the Prophets of Allah an...