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

Al Ihram
Putting on the white garments

(Al Ihram). At the beginning of the pilgrimage, one puts on the two pieces of unstitched cloth known as the ihram. This is a state of consecration and specifc restrictions apply to the pilgrim who is in the state of Ihram. Entering the state of ihram is an indication to not seeing the creation, but seeing the Creator. Wearing the unstitched cloth is an indication to the transformation of the negative qualities to the higher qualities of the self.

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