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

Minnatu wal istihqaaq
Grace and Entitlement

(Minnatu wal istihqaaq). (Favour, Grace, Gift and One’s due or Entitlement) – In the Realities of things, the Love is from the Generosity of Allah (al Karam al Ilahi). These two loves (favour and entitlement), are different because one is a love that is obtained through effort and jazaal (the result of the actions which bring the manifestations of love). The first Divine Love was the choice of this love (predestined). The second love deals with the compensation of the right activites in relation to Allah. For this reason, Allah has mentioned “Say to them, if you love Allah, then follow me and Allah will love you”. This is the Love of compensation. We could say, one love proceeds from the Divine Himself and one is brought about by activities and the struggles of those who aspire towards Divine Love. Like the spiritual practices in all of its forms brings the traveler or the seeker towards

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