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

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

(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 they seek to realize the ultimate meaning of things. And this meaning, this inner reality is the Name 'Allah'.

See also: Fixed Entities Form Meaning Spiritual Realities
(Ayan al Thabita). The immutable entities or fixed prototypes or established essences or potentialities. These are the infinite and immutable Possibilities which are fixed in the Ipseity. The fixed entities are the images of the Divine Names and Qualities and 'things' of the Ipseity in the Presence of Knowledge, with specific individuation. The term signifies the essential character of every individual existing from eternity in the Divine Knowledge. They are established according to non-existence and they are not qualified by existence.
(Sura). The outer form of an entity or thing is what conceals its inner meaning. Revelation is the outer form whose meaning is Allah's Knowledge of Himself and His creation. Tearing away the veil of form to reveal the meaning within is the work of the higher teaching. The Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) prayed, 'Oh, Allah, show me things as they are in their reality'.
(Ma'an). Meaning or innermost reality. The meaning of every human form, his innermost reality, is 'Allah'. This meaning only becomes outwardly manifest in the form of the Perfect Man who has assimilated all of the Divine Names and therefore reflects the Name 'Allah'. But only those who are qualified to 'see' may perceive this outward manifestation of the inner reality. Within the Realm of Imagination meanings are clothed in forms. These meanings, these essential truths, can be seen in dreams and visions.
(Haqaiq). Each existent entity has its own specific spiritual reality which is its relationship with the Real (al Haqq).

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