(Takhalluq). Assuming the (Divine) character traits. The alchemical activity of the spiritual work given to the murid by his Murshid, is the transformation of the base character traits into the Noble Character Traits. When considering the three distinct stages of annihilation of the self, takhalluq occupies the first stage. This is when the mystic has all of his human attributes annihilated and in their places he assumes, as his own, the Divine Attributes.