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

Come together

(Ijtima'). Allah, the Real is both Essence and Divinity. The Real, as Divinity, may come together with His creation. Allah descends and the slave ascends to meet within a mutual waystation. But such a 'coming together' is impossible for the Essence Itself, Which is Incomparable and Inaccessible.

See also: Ascend Coming down Mutual waystation
(Taraqqi). To ascend or to climb or to advance. It is for us to climb (taraqqi) to Allah. It is for Allah to receive (talaqqi) those who come to Him.
(Tadalli). This is the descent of Allah to a mutual waystation. Allah's slave, having attained that same waystation through coming close (tadani), now has vision of Allah.
(Munazala). This is situated at a point between the ascent of the slave and the descent of the Real. Vision of Allah occurs in this munazala.

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