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

Order by: Arabic English


Haram ash-Sharif
Noble Sacred Sanctuary

(Haram ash-Sharif ). The Noble Sacred Sanctuary is the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). He is the Sacred sanctuary to which all of the lovers of Allah turn for protection. They are drowned in his Realit and ...


(Haram). That which is unlawful according to Islamic Sacred Law. When travelling towards the Unity, which is Allah, the lawful (Halal) and the unlawful (Haram) become unified as the veils are removed revealing the reality that all of existence is a c...


(Harf). As a letter of the alphabet, harf symbolises the language or expressions with which the Real One addresses His slave. For language to be used there must be two, a duality. There must be the Lord (Rabb) and His slave (Al Abd). The Great Silenc...


(Harun). The Prophet Aaron (Peace be upon him) through whose Word descended the Wisdom of Leadership.


(Hashr). Gathering or bringing together. This term indicates the gathering of what was dispersed, the bringing together of what was separated. Bringing all multiplicity back to Unity.

Restriction and limitation

(Hasr). This is the condition of the representative of Allah. The khalifah of Allah cannot say, 'My viceregency releases me!'. His viceregency limits him because Allah's viceregent is His true slave. The slave became a slave through having his heart ...

Reckoner, The

(Al Hasib). One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.


(Hawa). A caprice or passion or whim (of the lower self). Hawa is the self-centred and ignorant willfulness of those who blindly follow their individual desires, taking them as gods.


(Hawa). The word hawa' was used by the Holy Prophet Muhammad when he described the 'place' where Allah was before He created the creations. 'He came to be in a cloud, neither above which or below which was any air'. Here is an indication that this Cl...


(Haya'). The moral character of Islam is modesty. Al haya' extends from the concealment of the human body under the modest covering of dignified apparel, through to the ultimate concealment of the inner reality under the ultimate of modest coverings ...

Rapture and passionate love

(Hayaman). Hayaman is the ecstatic bewilderment which occurs when the heart of the lover of Allah is ravished through an excess of love of the Beloved.


(Hayat). The Spiritual Journey is the growth and development of the self as it travels from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, from death to life (hayat). This is the finding of Life in Allah.

hayat al-qalb
Life of the Heart

(Hayat al Qalb). Remembrance of Allah purifies the heart (Qalb) and brings it to life.

hayat al-ruh
Life of the Spirit

(Hayat al Ruh). After the heart has been brought to life, through purification and the Remembrance of Allah, the traveller continues his spiritual endeavour in order to bring the spirit to life. This 'bringing to life' is through Allah's Grace.

hayat ash-sha'ur
Life of the Senses

(Hayat ash Sha'ur). . This is the highest state of realiation of Allah. It is the seventh sense through which the entire body is spiritualised within Allah. It is the state of 'seeing without eyes' and 'hearing without ears' and 'speaking without a t...