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

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(Dhat). The Essence. This is Allah in Himself without regard to His creations, His Attributes or His Names. The Essence is beyond knowledge or conceptualization. Allah warns us of this aspect of Himself. The Essence is Absolute Blindness, the Hidden ...

Absolute Ipseity

(Dhati Mutlaqa). The Absolute Ipseity.


(Dhatiyyah). Intrinsic or inherent or essential. This applies to the glorification of Allah by the cosmos. Its glorification is intrinsic. Existence itself demands that the existent things worship their Lord. It is essential.

dhatiyyah Muhammadiyyah
Essence of the Holy Prophet Muhammad

(Dhatiyyah Muhammadiyyah). The essence of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). His essence is absolute subtlety and unity. It is the mystery of existence.


(Dhawq). Taste or direct spiritual experience. This is the first stage of the experience of Allah's Self-disclosure. It is followed by 'drinking' and 'quenching' and sometimes by the final stage 'intoxication'. Those who have tasted know. Those wh...


(Dhikr). Remembrance, invocation or glorification of Allah, through the repetition of one of His Names or a phrase to His Glory. True dhikr is a spiritual state in which the one who remembers (dhakir) concentrates all of his physical and spiritual po...

dhikr akhfa al-khafi
Remembrance, the most secret of secret

(Dhikr akhfa al khafi). The most secret of secret remembrance. This is the secret dhikr. It is the beautiful mutual remembrance between Allah Almighty and his slave, who is both a knower and a lover. It is the vision of the Reality of Absolute Truth....

dhikr jahri
Remembrance- vocalised

(Dhikr jahri). Vocalised Remembrance of Allah. The dhakir is only a partial dhakir when his Remembrance is vocalised. To become a total dhakir, each organ, each sense, each cell, each atom, must be immersed in His Remembrance.

dhikr al-khafi

(Dhikr al khafi). Secret remembrance. This is the vision of the light of the beauty of Unity. The silent remembrance which is subtle, delicate and infinitely sweet.

dhikr al-lisan
Remembrance with the tongue

(Dhikr al lisan). Remembrance with the tongue.

dhikr an-nafs
Remembrance of the self

(Dhikr al nafs). Remembrance which is not audible but consists of inner movement and feeling.

dhikr al-qalb
Remembrance with the heart

(Dhikr al qalb). Remembrance with the heart as it contemplates the Beauty and Majesty of Allah in its inner recesses. Such a dhikr may be sweet when Beauty reveals Itself or awesome when Majesty dominates.

dhikr ar-ruh
Remembrance of the spirit

(Dhikr al ruh). The remembrance of the spirit when the dhakir perceives the Lights of the Attributes.

dhikr as-sirr
Remembrance of the secret

(Dhikr al sirr). The remembrance in the innermost heart when Divine Mysteries are revealed.

Remembrance of Allah

(Dhikrullah). Invocation of Allah through one of His Names or through His Words. The perfect dhikrullah, in which Allah becomes the seeing, the hearing, the speaking, the grasping of the one who remembers, is attained when every atom of the dhakir's ...