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


(Sharab). The Wine of Divine Love is poured by the Cupbearer. Once the lover has tasted its inexpressible sweetness he is lost in It. The drop fell into the Ocean and disappeared!

See also: Cupbearer Love-Passionate, Lover-Pasisionate
(Saqi/Saki). Sufi singers and poets sing of the Cupbearer (saqi). He is the One who pours the wine of Divine Love and Passion into the hearts of the lovers of Allah. Through Allah they experience the sweetness of intoxication. The Cupbearer is the Friend. The Friend is Allah. The saqi is also the Pure Master and Perfect Guide through whom the yearning lover reaches the Beloved of Allah and Allah Himself.

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