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

Companions of inward knowledge

(Ashabi 'ilmi batini). The companions of inward knowledge.

See also: Equilibrium People of exoteric learning
(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.
(Ahl al Rusum). The people of exoteric, outer learning.

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