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


(Musharik). Partnership or sharing. Although man must strive to assume the character traits of Allah he can never leave his own attributes because 'The slave is the slave and the Lord is the Lord'. However, during his ecstasy the ecstatic will experience the truth of 'When you are there Allah is not, and when Allah is there you are not'. At such a time there is no sharing and no partnership. Only Allah is.

See also: Associate Covering the truth [in reality] Hidden Association Major sins Metaphorical Islam
(Shirk). To associate or join a partner (another reality) with Allah. Shirk is the one unforgivable sin. It is in opposition to the very basis of Islam which is Unity (tawhid).
(Shirk Khafi). The great idol of all worship is the 'I-ness' or 'existence' of the worshipper. Until his existence is annihilated in That Which Truly Exists, Allah, he will be guilty of Hidden Association.
(Kaba'ir) are the major sins which are ultimately forgiven. There is only one unforgivable sin and that is the sin of associating anything at all with Allah.
(Islami majazi). This term is a synonym for the sin of secretly joining a partner with Allah. Within this metaphorical Islam the worshipper joins his own 'I-ness' to the Oneness of Allah and in so doing commits the hidden association of partners to Allah.. The knower and lover of Allah has departed from metaphorical Islam (islami majazi) and entered into the real covering-up of the Truth (Kufr-i-Haqiqi). Real kufr is the covering-up of one's inner reality; the reality that only Allah IS. "If the reality of the Sufi was to be unveiled he would be worshipped".

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