(Mahjub). That which is veiled. Allah, the Real, is veiled from those amongst His creation who, never seeing that He is Reality, see only the 'other' (ghayr). The veil (hijab) hangs between Allah and them. Not only is He veiled from them but their sights and insights are also veiled. They do not see Allah. The spiritual work, the alchemical transformation which takes place under the direction of the Spiritual Guide (Murshid) is the tearing down and burning up of the veil, so that only the Glorious and Radiant Face of Allah is seen. But, that which is veiled is only unveiled to those who are qualified to see. Allah has veiled Himself with Himself. "If the reality of the Sufi was to be unveiled he would be worshipped".