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

Verbal expression

('Ibarah). Many of the Great Masters of the higher teaching have been given the gift called 'Opening of Expression' through which they are able to express highly mystical concepts, visions and seemingly inexpressible spiritual experiences. In some cases it is the murid who gives verbal expression to the subtle allusions through which his own Murshid transmitted the Teaching.

See also: Companionship Indication People of verbal expression Sesame seed
(Suhba). This term applies most specifically to the spiritual relationship which exists between the Murshid and his murid. The basis of such companionship is mystical conversation and communion, both of which intensify as the murid's heart becomes purified under the Murshid's guidance. It is a profound mutual love based on the Pure Love of Allah.
(Ahl al ibarat). The Sublime Truth, which is indicated by the Supreme Name 'Allah', is beyond words and explanations. The heavens and the earth cannot contain Allah yet the heart of His slave can contain Allah. When man finds Allah in his heart it becomes his duty to try to convey Knowledge of Allah to his fellowman. Of necessity, he endeavours to do this through language, and even though words cannot encompass the Truth, man nonetheless stretches his words in his attempt.
(Simsimah) indicates a spiritual realization of such subtlety and delicacy that it is beyond verbal expression. It can only be understood, through heart to heart communication, by the one who also has realized that Truth.

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