(Uswa hasana). The Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) is the beautiful model. Through his perfect example man is given the means of drawing closer, and yet closer, to Allah. The degrees of such nearness depend upon the manner and attitude in which one follows the beautiful model. Those who love Allah and His Messenger more than anything, more than life itself, are the slaves who follow Muhammad al Mustapha in their outer lives and in their inner realities. To approach Allah, the slave must first meet the Holy Prophet Muhammad. This meeting is a Mystery. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, the beautiful model, becomes the slave's inner reality through the unveiling of the Reality of Muhammad. The hadith says, "Who has seen me has seen Allah".
(Sunnah). The profound Science of Beautiful Moral Behaviour based upon the beautiful model of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). Following the form of, and contemplating the meaning within, the sunna are the most profound ways in which man can prepare himself to receive Divine Knowledge.
(Ahadith). These are the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). The Science of the higher teaching springs from the Pure Source of the Word of Allah as contained in The Qur'an and from the Teachings of His Final Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha as recorded in the Sayings of the Holy Prophet and his Practice.
(Sahih). Within the higher teaching many Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) are considered to be sound or authentic on the basis of unveiling rather than on the basis of transmission.
(Naql). Sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) are considered 'sound' if the chain of transmission (naql) is strong. Whereas the scholars only rely upon those sayings which are 'sound' by way of transmission (naql), the People of the higher teaching often quote ahadith that are considered 'sound' on the basis of 'unveiling'.