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

Order by: Arabic English


Master, The
Al Sayyad

(Al Sayyad). The Master. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Master/Commander, The
Al Sahib

(Al Sahib). The Master or Commander. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.


(Madda). Substratum or matter or material from which the world of sense perception is comprised.

May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace
sallallahu alaihi wasalam

(Salla Allahu 'alaihi wa salam) . Whenever the Blessed name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad is mentioned, the Muslim sends this blessing upon him, either vocally or from the depths of his own being.


(Ma'an). Meaning or innermost reality. The meaning of every human form, his innermost reality, is 'Allah'. This meaning only becomes outwardly manifest in the form of the Perfect Man who has assimilated all of the Divine Names and therefore reflects ...


(Ma'ana). Everything in creation has an outward form. These forms are the manifestations of their essential inner meanings. The meaning of everything is Allah. Within imagination all meanings become clothed in substratum and take on form. No meaning...


(Wasila) indicates the means through which man can come close to Allah. "Seek the means of approach to Him" (The Qur'an 5:35). The one and only wasila is the Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). Ther...


Asbab - see 'Secondary Causes'.


(Wasita). The intermediary or the mediator. The Mediator is the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself, from whose light all existence became manifest, may the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace. He is the Perfect man who stands as the isthmus between...

Meditation, Concentrated

Muraqabah - see 'Concentration'.


(Rijal). The True Men. The great friends of Allah. The rijal are 'the great ones'.

Men of the Unseen

(Rijal ul Ghayb). Men of the Unseen World. These are the exalted saints who are ruled by al Khidr (Peace be upon him).

Merciful, The
Ar Rahim

(Ar Rahim). The Merciful. The Principle insofar as It manifests its Goodness ‘after’ the creation of the World and within it. The mystery of extrinsic Goodness.

Merciful, The
Ar Rahman

(Ar Rahman). The Principle insofar as it is in its nature to wish to communicate its Goodness, it Beauty, its Beatitude; insofar as It is the Sovereign Good ‘before’ the creation of the World. Mystery of intrinsic Goodness.


(Rahma). Mercy and compassion. There are two kinds of mercy. The first is an essential mercy or the mercy of free-gift which Allah bestows upon all creatures without distinction. The second is a specific mercy or the mercy of obligation which Allah g...