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

jalis Allah
Who sits with Allah

(Jalis Allah). 'Who sits with Allah'. The one who sits with Allah is the rememberer (dhakir). Allah says, "I am sitting with the one who remembers Me" (Ana jalisu man dhakarani).

See also: I am sitting with the one who remembers Me One who remembers Perpetual Presence of Allah Presence Remembrance of Allah
(Ana jalisu man dhakarani). Allah says in a Hadith Qudsi, 'I am sitting with the one who remembers Me'. Allah 'becomes' that particular part or organ which is engaged in the dhikr, be it the tongue, the heart or simply the hand which holds the prayer beads. Only when the entire being of the dhakir is totally absorbed in the dhikr does Allah 'become' all of his being.
(Dhakir). The one who remembers Allah. The dhakir is precious to Allah Who created man only so that he would worship and know Allah. The one who turns, with an utter turning, towards fulfilling his reason for being, has been given the greatest gift from Allah Almighty.
(Dawam al Hudur). The Perpetual Presence of Allah. It is 'here' and 'now' that His slaves stand, in abject poverty and need, and with overwhelming awe and love. In this Presence they are oblivious to all that is other-than-Allah, because, for them, there is nothing but Allah. All is Allah!
(Hadra). Presence or world or plane or level. Hadra also refers to the gathering where the collective remembrance of Allah is performed.
(Dhikrullah). Invocation of Allah through one of His Names or through His Words. The perfect dhikrullah, in which Allah becomes the seeing, the hearing, the speaking, the grasping of the one who remembers, is attained when every atom of the dhakir's being is absorbed and annihilated in the Remembrance of Allah. The dhakir becomes internally unified with the Absolute. Only then does Allah sit totally with the one who remembers Allah.

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