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

al-'ilm al-ummi
Knowledge- unlettered

('Ilm al Ummi). This is knowledge which is not acquired through reflection and consideration. It is God-given knowledge.

See also: Knowledge direct from Allah
('Ilm Ladunni). Divine (God-given) Knowledge. This is a sacred knowledge which has not come through reflection or consideration but has descended into the heart directly from Allah. 'Ilm ladunni is that knowledge which was given to al Khidr (Peace be upon him).

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