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

Exchanged One

Abdal - see 'Substitute'.

See also: Substitute
(Abdal). The Exchanged Ones or Substitutes. Within the Sufi hierarchy there are seven called al Budala. The Exchanged One (abdal) is one who has journeyed from a place having left a body in such shape that no one knows he is missing.

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