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

ta'ayyun mithali
Self-determination (imaginal forms)

(Ta'ayyun Mithali). Self-determination of Being in imaginal forms.

See also: Similitude
(Mithal). Image or form or analogy or symbol. This term is synonymous with Imagination (khayal). The Mithal is the isthmus between the World of the Unseen and the Visible World and it is within this Realm of Imagination that man is given the clearest expression of the 'He, not He' mystery of existence.

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