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


"Behold! Safa and Marwa are among the Symbols of Allah. So if those who visit the House in the Season or at other times, should compass them round," (2:158). In the rituals of Hajj, the pilgrim passess seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwa, recreating Hajar's search for water. When she returned to Ismai'l, she found that water had sprung up under the sand where he was kicking his feet. This is the well of ZamZam. In the higher teaching, this is an indication to drinking to one’s satisfaction from the Cup of the Names and the Divine Attributes.

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