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

The Two Imams

(Imamani). Within the Sufi hierarchy there are two who are called the Imams. One is from the right of the Ghawth and he oversees the invisible world. The other is from the left of the Ghawth and he oversees the material world. The latter acts as deputy of the Ghawth.

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(Ghawth). Within the Sufi hierarchy he is the one person who forms the focus of Allah's supervision of the world in every age. He is the hidden centre of the hierarchy of saints. He is unique and alone in his time, except when the moment has led others to seek his protection and his loving concern.

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