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


(Munaza'a) exists between opposites and the root of such a conflict goes back to the diversity of the Divine Names. Man's inner condition is one of conflict and disequilibrium. Only through spiritual endeavour under the direction of a Spiritual Guide can the conflict be transformed into harmony and the disequilibrium into perfect balance. Within the Perfect Man all of the Divine Names are in equilibrium. No one Name dominates over another because the Perfect Man is the locus of manifestation for the All-Comprehensive Name 'Allah'.

See also: Assuming [the Divine Character Traits] Disequilibrium Equilibrium Harmonious human constitution He brings opposites together Names-Contrary Perfect Man
(Inhiraf). All spiritual illness are based upon an inner disequilibrium which has its root in the base character traits of the individual. Through spiritual struggle and the sincere turning to the Remembrance of Allah the base character traits may be transformed into noble ones. With the assuming of the noble character traits, equilibrium and harmony will be attained.
(I'tidal). Equilibrium and balance. Spiritual equilibrium is attained through assuming the noble character traits which were perfected in the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). Under the direction of the Murshid, who is a divine physican, the murid's constitution may be brought into harmony and (I'tidal); equilibrium and balance. Perfection is an equilibrium in which all of the Divine Names are in balance. No one Name predominates over another. This is the perfect balance of the Perfect Man, who is a locus of manifestation for the All-Comprehensive Name 'Allah'. The Name 'Allah' contains all the Divine Names.
(Jam'uhu al Diddayn). When asked, 'Through what do you know Allah?' one of the Masters answered, 'Through the fact that He brings opposites together'.
(Al Insan al Kamil). He is the viceregent of Allah, through whom Allah contemplates His Own Name-derived Perfection. The Perfect Man has actualized the divine form and in carrying the Trust has fulfilled his reason for being. It is through the Perfect Man that Allah enters the world. Al Insan al Kamil is also one of the names given to the Supreme Isthmus. Man consists of a body and a spirit which governs it. The cosmos also consists of a body and a spirit which governs it. Its spirit is the Perfect Man. Without him the cosmos is likened to a discarded body.

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