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

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'abd al-waqt
Slave of the moment

('Abd al waqt). He is the one who, having found Allah in each and every indivisible moment, has surrendered, unconditionally and knowingly, to the moment. Because each moment is utterly unique the requirements of that particular moment are also uniqu...

Water of Life

(Abi Hayat). This Water springs from the Divine Name "The Living" (Al Hayy) and symbolises Knowledge of the Absolute. The one who drinks the Water of Life finds eternal life through Al Hayy.

'arif billah
Knower of Allah

('Arif Billah). This Man is the one who has fulfilled his 'reason to be'. He has purified himself in readiness to receive the supreme mystic knowledge which is Knowledge of Allah. It is in knowing Allah that man is drawn closer to Allah. 'The water t...

Free choice

(Ikhtiyar). Free choice or spontaneity (as opposed to compulsion). The angels are servants of Allah only by compulsion. They have no choice. Man is a servant of Allah by compulsion through his obligatory works and he is a servant of Allah by free cho...

Green Prophet

(Khidr). The Green Prophet who drank the Water of Life and still appears to initiate the holy ones into the Great Mysteries. He is still in this world. He was given 'insight of the heart' which is God-given knowledge from Allah's Presence.

la takrar fi'l-tajalli
Self-disclosure never repeats Itself

(La Takrar fil Tajalli). This expression indicates that there is never any repetition in Allah's Infinite Self-disclosures (Tajalli). This is 'the renewal of creation in each instant' (Tajdid al Khalq fil-Anat). Allah does not unveil Himself in the s...


(Mahall). Locus or dwelling place or place of manifestation. Each human heart is a locus in which the Being of Allah discloses Itself. The radiance of His Self-disclosure depends upon the purity of the heart in the way that water takes on the colour ...

Reviver of the Religion

(Muhyi Din). The reviver of the religion (deen, din). He is the one who gives new Life to the deen. He drinks directly from the Water of Life and his words and actions give life to all of the inner and outer Islamic Teachings. He makes the Qur'an 'st...


The Chosen One. The Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) is the Chosen One of Allah. From Pre-Eternity he was chosen to be the one through whom the Hidden Treasure would become manifest. From Pre-Eter...


(Shaffaf). The spirits are translucent but they possess subtlety and when they are manifested in the form of corporeal bodies they appear to be dense because of the density of all corporeal bodies. (The water takes on the colour of the glass).


"Behold! Safa and Marwa are among the Symbols of Allah. So if those who visit the House in the Season or at other times, should compass them round," (2:158). In the rituals of Hajj, the pilgrim passess seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwa,...

Sayyiduna wa Mawlana al Imam al Hussayn
Sayyiduna wa Mawlana al Imam al Hussayn (4AH/626CE to 61AH/680CE)

Sayyiduna wa Mawlana al Imam al Hussayn was born in Medina in 4AH/626CE. He was grandson of the Prophet (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace), son of Sayyiduna wa Mawlana-l Imam Ali and Sayyidatuna as-Sayyida Fatima Zahra. Next to...