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

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Essence of a thing

(Mahiyya). The essence or nature of a thing. The word mahiyya derives from the question, "What is it?" ("ma hiya?"). This question can be asked about anything in the creation or in the imagination, but it cannot be asked (and answered) about Allah Hi...

Essence of the Holy Prophet Muhammad
dhatiyyah Muhammadiyyah

(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.


(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.

Essential Nature of Allah

(Hahut). The word hahut derives from 'huwa'. 'Huwa' means 'He' and He is the One, the Absolute, the Infinite, the Incomparable, the Unknowable, the Only One to be praised and glorified.


(Wad'). To establish or to place. Allah established the secondary causes and placed them within the cosmos. They play a decisive role in Allah's Plan, for it is through the establishment of these secondary causes that man may come to know Allah.


(Thabit). Established or immutably fixed. The archetypes are the immutably fixed entities within Allah's Knowledge.


Ghurbah - see 'Exile'.


(Da'im). Eternal and everlasting and perpetual, as in the perpetual instant or perpetual moment. Al Da'im is one of the Divine Names.

Eternal Self-Sufficiency

(Al Samadiyyah). Eternal Self-Sufficiency. Al Samadiyyah is an aspect of the Essence.

Eternal, The
Al Abad

(Al Abad). One of the Holy Names of Allah.

Eternal, The
Al Azal

(Al Azal). The Eternal. Sempiternity - always eternal. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Eternal, The
Al Qadeem

(Al Qadeem). The Eternal, infinitely pre existent (sympaternal). The Divine Essence. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Eternally Eternal, The
Al Daymoum

(Al Daymoum). Eternally eternal, continuing in perpetuity. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Eternity without beginning

(Azal). The Eternity-without-Beginning. Independence from creation belongs to the Essence from Eternity-without-Beginning and poverty towards Allah in His Independence belongs to the possible thing in its state of non-existence from Eternity-without...

Eternity without end

(Abad) is the effacement of one's moments in everlastingness. It is abiding or subsistence in Allah. The two other dimensions of the Divine Eternity are Eternity-without-beginning and Pre-existence. This is related to the Name of Allah Al Wahid (The ...