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

al-fayd al-aqdas
Emanation, Most Holy

(Al Fayd al Aqdas). The Most Holy Emanation. This is the Principial Manifestation. It is the 'place' where Allah manifests Himself to Himself in Himself. The Most Holy emanation also refers to the infinite and uncreated Heart of the Perfect Man. It is the station of 'Two Bows' Length or Nearer'. Here is where the universal preparedness of the entities is determined.

See also: 'Or Nearer' Perfect Man Preparedness Two Bows Length
(Al Insan al Kamil). He is the viceregent of Allah, through whom Allah contemplates His Own Name-derived Perfection. The Perfect Man has actualized the divine form and in carrying the Trust has fulfilled his reason for being. It is through the Perfect Man that Allah enters the world. Al Insan al Kamil is also one of the names given to the Supreme Isthmus. Man consists of a body and a spirit which governs it. The cosmos also consists of a body and a spirit which governs it. Its spirit is the Perfect Man. Without him the cosmos is likened to a discarded body.
(Isti'dad) is closely connected to receptivity (infi'al). It is the readiness to receive what Allah Wills to send. This 'preparedness' was established in Pre-eternity through the Most Holy Emanation (Al Fayd al Aqdas) which gave the preparedness to the archetype itself.
(Qaba Qawsayn). This term is also called 'Union of Union', or 'The Gathering of the Gathering'. It signifies one of the highest spiritual stations of Perfection which is attained by the greatest Perfect Men, that is, many of the Prophets of Allah and some of the great saints. This is the stage which immediately precedes absorption in the Source, Allah. It is the closest point that the slave can reach while still remaining the slave. It is that fine and inexpressible dividing line which separates Oneness from multiplicity, the Unseen from the visible, Allah from His slave.

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