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

Order by: Arabic English


Greatest Name
al-ism al-a'zam

(Ism al A'tham). Some of the friends of Allah say that the Greatest Name is kept hidden, while others say it is 'Ya Hayy! Ya Qayyum!' (Oh, the Living! Oh, the Ever Self-Subsisting!) and others consider it to be the Name 'Allah'. The Name 'Allah' is ...

Green cushion

(Rafraf). A green cloth (or cushion) of intense light which descended to the Holy Prophet Muhammad on his Ascension. Upon this rafraf he was pulled up for the last stage of the ascent to the Divine Throne in the Divine Presence. May the Salutations o...

Green Prophet

(Khidr). The Green Prophet who drank the Water of Life and still appears to initiate the holy ones into the Great Mysteries. He is still in this world. He was given 'insight of the heart' which is God-given knowledge from Allah's Presence.


(Khudr). This term indicates a state of expansion (Bast) during which the heart of the lover is overflowing with the Beauty of Allah (Jamal).

Al 'Anqa

Al 'Anqa - see 'Phoenix'.

Guarantor, The
Al Kafeel

(Al Kafeel). The Guarantor. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Guardian, The

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


(Huda). It is Allah Who guides whoever He wants to Himself. The journey from the circumference to the Centre is under Divine Guidance and is specific to the people of yearning who travel the Spiritual Path. When He wants to join someone to Himself He...

Guide, The

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