The Language of the Future
by Murshid F.A. Ali ElSenossi
(Wasf ilahi) is a description of the Divinity. In being the Supreme Isthmus, the Cloud may be described by, not only a Divine description but also by an engendered description. That is, when the Cloud is seen as the 'place' of Allah before He created the creatures, it is Eternal and therefore in need of a Divine description (wasf ilahi). When it is seen as the 'nearest of existent things to Allah' it is temporal and therefore in need of an engendered description.
(Hawa). The word hawa' was used by the Holy Prophet Muhammad when he described the 'place' where Allah was before He created the creations. 'He came to be in a cloud, neither above which or below which was any air'. Here is an indication that this Cloud (which is the Supreme Isthmus, is controlled by Allah and is the nearest of existent things to Allah.