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


(Ibtihaj). The Divine Marriage is the attentiveness (Tawajjuh) of Allah towards the possible thing in its state of non-existence. This Marriage combines the desire of love (Al Iradat al Hubbiyya) with bliss (Ibtihaj). The child of this Marriage is 'the bestowal of existence' upon the possible thing.

See also: Divine command Existence Fixed Entities Marriage Turn the face towards
(Amr/Amr al Ilahi). The Divine Command. This is symbolized by the Word of Creation "Be" ("Kun") through which the entire creation became and becomes and will continue to become manifest.
Wujud - see 'Being'. Kawn - see 'Engendered existence'.
(Ayan al Thabita). The immutable entities or fixed prototypes or established essences or potentialities. These are the infinite and immutable Possibilities which are fixed in the Ipseity. The fixed entities are the images of the Divine Names and Qualities and 'things' of the Ipseity in the Presence of Knowledge, with specific individuation. The term signifies the essential character of every individual existing from eternity in the Divine Knowledge. They are established according to non-existence and they are not qualified by existence.
(Nikah). The 'Divine Marriage' is the one in which Allah, the Real, turns His Attentiveness towards the possible thing and brings it into existence. The ecstatic may utter phrases concerning his marriage to the Beloved, with the bliss of union and satisfied longing. Or the intensity of his ecstasy may overpower him to such a degree that he no longer knows anything about longing (shawq), burning love ('ishq), marriage (nikah) and union (jam' al jam').
(Tawajjuh). Alignment, concentration or attentiveness, or 'to turn the face towards something'. Tawajjuh can refer to the spiritual concentration exercised between the Murshid and his murid. On a higher level of meaning it is Allah's Attentiveness towards the possible thing which brings that thing into existence. Also, through the attentiveness of a Divine Name, the traveller is drawn towards Allah.

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