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

Place of Allah's Self-disclosure

(Mathar). The person who experiences unveiling sees the lights as places of disclosure (mathar) within the imaginal realm. These lights abound according to the purity of the 'secret' of the one with unveiling. The cosmos is the place of manifestation of all the Names of Allah. Some of these places are manifest and others are hidden, but they are all nevertheless places of Allah's Self-disclosure (mathar).

See also: Divine places of Self-disclosure Lights Unveiling
(Al Mathahir al Ilahiyya). Allah is the Absolute. Every Face of Allah is contained with the Absolute. Faces of Mercy, Faces of Wrath, Faces of Beauty and Faces of Majesty. The divine places of Self-disclosure are those purified and radiant loci which have been cleansed of 'otherness' and are thus qualified to reflect the Beautiful and Merciful Divine Faces. Al Mathahir al Ilahiyya are the Perfect Men, the saints, the knowers and lovers of Allah, all of whom have turned in totality to the Beloved, to the One, to Allah.
(Anwar). The Lights. Anwar are emanations of Pure Being which gush forth from the secrets of the Reality of Muhammad.
(Kashf). Unveiling or revelation is one of the types of direct experience through which Knowledge of Reality is unveiled to the heart of the slave and lover. In His Infinite Grace Allah gives His slave and lover a Divine Self-disclosure which not only increases his Knowledge of Allah but also increases his yearning and intense love of Allah. The great Sufis are called The People of Unveiling and Finding. Within the unveiling they find Allah. This unveiling and finding frequently occurs during the spiritual concert. In a moment, when it is perceived through unveiling that 'Allah is the singer and Allah is the hearer', the singer and the hearer become One, disappearing into Allah.

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