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

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Nasib - see 'Lot in life'.


Sahib - see also 'Master' or 'Man'.

Possessor of a spiritual state
sahib al-hal

(Sahib al Hal). The possessor of a spiritual state. He is the one who is able to perform miracles through the intensity of his spiritual resolve.

Possessor of All Knowledge

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

Possessor of Consideration
sahib al-nazar

(Sahib al Nadhar). The possessor of consideration. Consideration (al nadhar) is important in the search for knowledge, but due to the fact that it can mislead its possessor, it should not always be depended upon. The one who constantly depends upon h...

Possessor of Gatheredness

(Sahib ul Jam'). The one in gatheredness.

Possessor of lower nature
sahib tab'

(Sahib tab'). The 'natural' man. The sahib tab' is the man of nature who is unable to apprehend the reality of Unity because of his attachment to his own nature.

Possessor of the Breath
sahib al-nafas

(Sahib al Nafas). The one who finds Allah in his ecstasy is called sahib al nafas. Each breath of every engendered thing possesses a unique preparedness which is not possessed by any other breath, ever! The ecstasy of the sahib al nafas takes place ...

Possessor of the Heart

(Sahib Qalb). He is the one who has purified his own heart and therefore is its gatekeeper and master.

Possessor of the Level
sahib al-martaba

(Sahib al Martaba). The Owner of the Level. Allah, as the Essence, is the Owner of every Level in existence. The entity 'occupies' the level, but Allah 'Owns' the level.

Possessor of the Secret
sahib sirr

(Sahib al sirr). Such a man is the friend of Allah who has torn through the veils and has found that secret which cannot be revealed. 'If the reality of the Sufi was to be unveiled he would be worshipped'.

Possessor of Unveiling

(Sahib al Kashf). The possessor of unveiling.

Possessor of Wish, The

(Al Murid). The Possessor of Wish. One of the Divine Names.


(Imkan). Allah is All-Possibilty and Allah is Infinite and Eternal and Absolute. Possibility (imkan) is contained within Allah, the Necessary Being, Who recreates the cosmos in a new form in every instant. Unlimited possibilities come into being wit...

Possible thing

(Mumkin). The possible thing. The mumkin may or may not exist. Its existence in the world depends entirely upon the desire of Allah to bring it out from inward Knowledge within the Essence to outward manifestation within the world.