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

Hijab as Sirr
Veil of the Secret

(Hijab as Sirr). The veil of the Secret is to stop when you reach the ‘Station of the Secret’. When unveiling takes place for the traveller on the Path of Allah and he moves out of the entanglement of his worldly affairs, he will encounter the wisdom behind the secret of creation and why things exist the way they do. This is divine unveiling. If one stays in this station, thinking that this is the aim, then a veil will descend and cut off the path to further travel for him.

See also: Secret Secret of the Secret Unveiling
(Sirr). The secret or mystery is a subtle substance of Allah's Grace. It is the innermost consciousness, the point of secret communication between the Lord and His slave. It is the hidden place where Allah manifests His mystery to Himself.
(Sirr al sirr). The Mystery within the Mystery. The Breath within the Breath. This is the greatest subtlety through which Allah isolates Himself from His slave.
(Kashf). Unveiling or revelation is one of the types of direct experience through which Knowledge of Reality is unveiled to the heart of the slave and lover. In His Infinite Grace Allah gives His slave and lover a Divine Self-disclosure which not only increases his Knowledge of Allah but also increases his yearning and intense love of Allah. The great Sufis are called The People of Unveiling and Finding. Within the unveiling they find Allah. This unveiling and finding frequently occurs during the spiritual concert. In a moment, when it is perceived through unveiling that 'Allah is the singer and Allah is the hearer', the singer and the hearer become One, disappearing into Allah.

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