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

Order by: Arabic English


Liberal, The
Al Fa'il

(Al Fa'il). The Liberal - free from bias or prejudice (comes under Karam). One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.


Zur - see 'Falsehood'.


(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.

Life of the Heart
hayat al-qalb

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

Life of the Senses
hayat ash-sha'ur

(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...

Life of the Spirit
hayat al-ruh

(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.

Life transaction
deen (din)

(Deen). The word deen indicates the 'life transaction' between Allah and Man. It is not merely religion in the constricted and limited sense which the word has assumed in these times. This 'life transaction' is between Allah and man, between the Crea...


(Nur) is the created light which radiates from the Uncreated Light of Allah. When this light enters the heart it drives away the existent order thereby annihilating the inner eye from witnessing 'other-than-Allah'. For unveiling to take place the Lig...

Light of Muhammad
nur Muhammadiyya

(Nur Muhammadiyya). "Allah took a handful of His Light and said 'Be! Muhammad'". From this pre-existent Light of Muhammad (nur Muhammadiyya) all of the spheres were created. It is the Light of Muhammad that enables the traveller to advance towards t...

Light, The

(Al Nur). The Light. One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.


(Anwar). The Lights. Anwar are emanations of Pure Being which gush forth from the secrets of the Reality of Muhammad.


(Zawa'id). Excessive lights within the heart. These lights are direct rays from the Light of Muhammad, which Itself is from the Light of Allah. Zawa'id are powerful increases in faith in the Unseen Realm. This faith is based upon certainty.

Lights of the Throne
anwar al-'arsh

(Anwar al 'Arsh). The Lights of the Throne. These celestial Lights, radiating from the Divine Attributes which surround the Throne, are like veils. Only the friend of Allah who is illuminated by the Lights can pass through them to the Throne Itself b...

Lights of Unity

(Tawali'). When the lights of Divine Unity enter the hearts of the lovers of Allah all other lights are extinguished. These lights (tawali') are called the ascending stars.


(Mumathala). Knowledge of Allah can be gained through contemplation on those Divine Names whose likeness is found within the cosmos. These are the Names of Similarity (Tashbih).