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

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(Al 'Aqab). This symbolizes the Pen which is the First Intellect . It is the first and highest creation of Allah. It is sometimes referred to as the Light of Muhammad.


(Muktasab). That which is earned. When a man sincerely endeavours to put the noble character traits into practice the traits are earned through that endeavour. The spiritual stations are acquired through endeavour and struggle. They are earned, in co...


(Makasib). The spiritual stations are referred to as earnings because they result from the sincere endeavour and intense spiritual resolve of the traveller. The spiritual states are called bestowals, being purely gifts of Divine Grace.


(Al Ard). In comparing the earth with the heavens, the earth is the physical body of clay which is destined to decay and death and the heavens are the spirit (contained within the body) which is eternal and luminous. The earth is also the place of th...

Earth of Allah is wide and vast
ard Allah al-wasi'a

(Ard Allah al wasi'a). Allah's wide and vast earth. The secondary causes have been established and they are not abolished for anyone, not even for a friend of Allah. But, Allah gives to His slaves and friends, a light with which they can walk in the ...

Earth of Exorbitance

(Ardu'l Tughyan) is inhabited by demons who seduce men into committing great sins.

Earth of Impiety

(Ardu'l Ilhad). This is the abode of the rebellious jinn.

Earth of Lust

(Ardu'l Shahwa) is inhabited by the offspring of Satan (Iblis).

Earth of Misery

(Ardu'l Shaqawa). This is the floor of Hell (Jahannam).

Earth of Nature

(Ardu'l tab'). This earth is inhabited by unbelieving jinn who appear in human shape causing mankind to neglect worship of Allah.

Earth of Reality
ard al-haqiqat

(Ard al Haqiqat) is the World of Imagination. It is within this realm that the spirits of the friends of Allah encounter each other.

Earth of Souls

(Ardu'l nufus). One of the Northern regions of this earth is ruled by The Green Prophet Peace be upon him) and is inhabited by the Men of the Unseen.

Earth of Worship

(Ardu'l 'Ibadat). The inhabitants of this earth are the jinn who believe in Allah.


(Mustarih) is ease. The one who stands at ease has arrived at the station of 'everlasting ease' (rahat al abad). This ease results from his never seeing himself as the locus of manifestation of the Name 'Allah'. He always regards his own slaveness. I...


(Raha). Ease or repose or relaxation or rest. It is Mercy which brings the entities from the distress of non-existence into the ease (raha) of existence. This situation is somewhat reversed for the knower and lover of Allah who has been annihilated i...