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

Order by: Arabic English


Repairer, The
Al Jaabir

(Al Jaabir). The Repairer. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

tawba (tauba)

(Tauba). This is the turning from major sins to obedience. The Spiritual Journey of Return to Allah begins with the awakening of repentance within the self.


(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...


(Zajir). The Reprover or Admonisher of the Truth within the heart.

Requiter, The
Al Dayyan

(Al Dayyan). The Requiter - The One who neglects not any deed. One of the Beautiful Names of Allah

Resider, The
Al Muqeem

(Al Muqeem). The Resider. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Resourceful, The

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


(Muttaka). A support, cushion - something that you rest upon. At a certain stage, the Sacred Law becomes a muttaka.

Restriction and limitation

(Hasr). This is the condition of the representative of Allah. The khalifah of Allah cannot say, 'My viceregency releases me!'. His viceregency limits him because Allah's viceregent is His true slave. The slave became a slave through having his heart ...

Resurrector, The
Al Bai'ith

(Al Bai'ith). The Resurrector. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.


(Takhalli). Withdrawal or retreat or seclusion. Through desiring nearness to Allah, the slave must seclude himself by withdrawing from everything that distracts him from Allah.


(Ruju'). This term particularly denotes man's Return to Allah. The Men of Perfection, whose station is the station of 'no station', are those who are constantly 'returning' to Allah.

Return from minor sins to Love


Return from one's self to Allah

(Aubat). To return from one's self to Allah. This is the station of the Prophets and friends of Allah.


(Wahy) is specific to the Prophets of Allah. It is the descent of the angel of Revelation upon the hearing and the heart of the Prophets and Messengers of Allah. Wahy was terminated with the Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha (May the Salutations of A...