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

al-'ilm tabi li'l-ma'lum
Knowledge follows its object

(Al 'ilm tabi' lil ma'lum). 'The object of knowledge determines the knowledge itself. Allah does not make a thing the way it is, rather He knows the way it is in His Knowledge. He knows that thing through knowing Himself.

See also: Fixed Entities
(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.

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