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

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Ahl al Fatarat
People of transition

(Ahl al Fatarat). These are the people to whom no prophet or messenger was sent. They have not heard or received or had contact with them. They lived in isolation or in a time 'between' messengers and will be judged based on what knowledge of the Div...

Salat ul Wujud
Prayer of Existence

(Salat ul Wujud). Every particle in existence is in a state of continous prayer. It does not stop, even for the blink of an eye. The entire creation is in a state of servitude to Almighty Allah in every moment and in every breath. If anyone were to f...

Islam al jabari

(Islam al jabari).

Islam ul 'Uqul
Islam of the Intellects

(Islam ul 'Uqul).

Islam al Jabari
Universal Islam

Islam al Jabari - see 'Islam-Universal'.


Asbab - see 'Secondary Causes'.

Science of the Self

Tasawwuf - see 'Higher teaching'

Come together

(Ijtima'). Allah, the Real is both Essence and Divinity. The Real, as Divinity, may come together with His creation. Allah descends and the slave ascends to meet within a mutual waystation. But such a 'coming together' is impossible for the Essence ...

Huruf al Mutaqqati'at
Letters of Light

(Huruf al Mutaqqati'at). These are the letters that preface certain chapters of the Holy Qur'an.

'Ilm al huruf
Science of letters

('Ilm al huruf).

'Ilm al arqam
Science of numbers

('Ilm al arqam).


Khatir. See 'Incoming thoughts'.


See 'Science of letters'.


(Sidq). Truthfulness is a gift from Allah. When it enters the heart, the heart becomes intoxicated with the luminosity that it brings and it will create rapture in the heart of the slave. It enters the head and spreads to the rest of the body; every...

Hijab al Nafs
Veil of the lower self

(Hijab al Nafs). The veil of the lower self is connected to desires, the sweet things of life and the arrogance of the personality. Hell is decorated by desires and fancy, while states of bliss are decorated by things that the ego self finds distaste...