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

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Jibrail (Jibril)

(Jibreel) The Archangel Gabriel (Peace be upon him), through whom the Final Revelation, The Qur'an, descended into the heart of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). His station is the borderland between The ...

Garment of the Pilgrim

(Ihram). Putting on of the white garments. Entering the state of ihram is an indication to not seeing the creation, but seeing the Creator. Wearing the unstitched cloth is an indication to the transformation of the negative qualities to the higher ...


Bab - see 'Door'.


(Sadana). Within the hierarchy of existence that which occupies a high level is guarded and protected by that which is at the level beneath it. Some of the Divine Names act as gatekeepers to other Names which are above them in degree. For example, Th...

Gatheredness and separation
jam' u tafriqa

(Jam' u tafriqa). Jam' is collectedness and tafriqa is separation. Tafriqa is a state when the mystic becomes conscious of himself as an individual and returns to himself after the ecstasy of intoxication with the Beloved. The highest degree of know...

Gatherer, The

(Al Jami'). One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.


(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.

Gathering of gathering
Jam' al Jam

Jam' al Jam. See 'Union of Union'.

Gathering of Spiritual Resolve
jam'-i himmat

(Jam'i Himmat). Concentration or gathering of one's spiritual resolve upon the object of desire, and that Object is Allah.


(Majalis). The gatherings of the people of the Spiritual Path for the performance of the collective Remembrance and for the spiritual audition (sama').


(Nadhar). To look, to gaze, to inspect or investigate. Also to consider.


(Karam). Within qawwali music and mystical poetry the lover often complains to, and pleads with his Beloved to be true to His Attribute of Generosity. Sitting bereft and wretched in the dust of the Beloved's street, the lover impatiently waits, with...

Generous, The

(Al Jawaad). The Generous. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Generous, The

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

Generous, The
Al Jawaad

(Al Jawaad). Munificent, Generous. With His Generosity He gave you life.