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

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al-'anqa' (simurgh)

(Anqa/Simurgh). The mythical griffon or phoenix which dwells on Mount Qaf. It is the greatest of birds and lives at the world's end. It symbolizes the wind in and with which Allah spiritually opens the material bodies of the world. It is a symbol of ...


(Lisan). The tongue indicates the eloquence or language with which Divine Statements enter the hearing of the Knowers of Allah. During the spiritual concert, when the voice of Allah enters the world on the tongue of the singer, the hearer who is rec...

Sufi Singer

(Qawwal). During the 'spiritual concert' (sama') the qawwal may be the means through which the hearer finds Allah in ecstasy. When this occurs it is true sama' because sama' is a bird which flies from Allah to Allah - Allah is the singer and Allah i...

Spiritual Concert

(Sama'). The spiritual concert or 'audition' or 'listening'. This term refers specifically to the Sufi gatherings where music and song are employed as a means of opening the heart to inrushes of knowledge and awareness. During the spritual concert, ...

Sayyiduna wa Mawlana-l Imam Abu Bakr as-Siddiq
Sayyiduna wa Mawlana-l Imam Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (570CE to 13AH/634CE)

Sayyiduna wa Mawlana-l Imam Abu Bakr as-Siddiq was born in Mecca in 573CE. He was the first caliph, the father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace), and one of the closest companions of the Prophet&...