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

Object of knowledge

(Ma'lum). The object of knowledge. Allah, as the Knower (al 'Alim) requires an object of knowledge (ma'lum), just as the Powerful (al qadir) requires an object of power (maqdur) etc.

See also: Correlations
(Idafa). Correlations or relationships. The Divine Names demand relationships because the Divine Names are what make the cosmos manifest. The Powerful (Al Qadir) demands the object of power (Maqdur). The Merciful (Ar Rahman) demands an object of mercy (Marhum). The Lord (Rabb) demands a vassal (Marbub).

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