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

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(Haya'). The moral character of Islam is modesty. Al haya' extends from the concealment of the human body under the modest covering of dignified apparel, through to the ultimate concealment of the inner reality under the ultimate of modest coverings ...


The present moment or 'Now'. The possessor of the moment (waqt), who is totally present in, and with, the present moment, without any awareness of past and future, has tasted the Eternal. The Moment IS Allah.


An - see 'Instant'.


(Al Qamar) is a symbol for the heart which transmits the light of the Spirit to the darkness of the self.

Morning Light

(Duha). The Morning Light. The 93rd Sura of The Qur'an is named 'Duha'. This morning light is equated with the Light of Muhammad. The morning light makes visible all things that were concealed by the darkness of night. Through the Light of Muhammad -...


(Musa). The Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) through whose Word descended the Wisdom of Sublimity (Al Hikmat al 'Uluwiyyah).

Most Forgiving, The

(Al Ghafur). The Most Forgiving One Who Conceals. One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

Most Generous, The
Al Mutafaddil

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

Most Glorious, The

(Al Majid). The Most Glorious. One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

Most High, Sublime, The
Ar Rafeea'

(Ar Rafeea'). The Most High, Sublime. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Most High, The
Al 'Aly

(Al 'Aly). The Most High. The One Who is above and exceeds all others. The Most High, above whom there is nothing higher. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.

Most Holy One

(Al Aqdasi). The most holy one. He is the one who is united with the Essence, whereas the holy one (qudsi) is illuminated by the Divine Attributes.

Most Holy, The

(Al Quddus). The Most Holy. One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

Most indeterminate of all indeterminates
ankar al-nakirat

(Ankar al nakirat). This term may be applied to either of two extremes. The Absolute Itself in Its Inconceivable Transcendence and Unknowableness is 'the most indeterminate of all indeterminates'. Through the first manifestation of the Infinite Merc...

Mother - the highest and greatest
al-umm al-'aliyat al-kubra

(Umm al 'aliyat al kubra). This term refers to Nature as the Isthmus (al barzakh). She is the one who gives birth to all things.