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

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(Naadhir). The naadhir is the one who does the looking. The true observer is he who looks only at Allah. Every observer of Allah is under the controlling property of one of the Divine Names. Through that particular Name the observer experiences a spe...

Observer, The

(Ar Raqib). The Observer. One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.


(Qayyad). An obstacle or limitation which may be encountered on the Journey to Allah.


Bahr -see 'Sea'.


(Witr). There is a prayer called the witr prayer which is the final supererogatory ritual prayer of the day. It consists of an odd number of rakats, (either one or three, according to the different schools). Coming as it does from the Divine Name al ...

Odd, The

(Al Watr). A Divine Name.

Odd, The
Al Witr

(Al Witr). The Odd. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Oh, Allah, show me things as they are in their reality
Allahumma arana haqaiq al-ashya kama hiya

(Allahumma arana haqaiq al ashya kama). This is a personal supplication of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). It is the prayer uttered by all the advanced ones on the Path of Return to Allah, through which...

Oh, He!
Ya Hu!

(Ya Hu!). Hu is the Essence Itself. The lover who is seeking the Essence calls 'Ya Hu!'. He calls to the One Who is absent. When the lover is annihilated in the Source Itself he no longer needs to call 'Ya Hu!'. He becomes the one who has realized th...


(Wahid). Unique and one. The words wahid and ahad both mean 'one and unique'. Ahad may apply to Allah and also to what is other-than-Allah, but wahid applies only to Allah Himself. No one else is named or described by the word wahid.

One Essence

(Al 'Ayn). The First Determination. The Source Itself.

One who accepts thanks, The
Al Shakour

(Al Shakour). This Beautiful Name of Allah belongs to the earthly realm .

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

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

One who answers prayers, The

(Al Mujib) is the One Who Answers Prayers. One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

One who aspires to spiritual knowledge

(Mutasawwif). He is the one who aspires to reach high spiritual knowledge. The one who aspires is not the one who has attained. The one who aspires is not the purified knower (Sufi). The one who aspires must put himself under the direction of a Spiri...