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

Order by: Arabic English


Universal Decree
Al Hukm al Kulli

(Al Hukm al Kulli).

Universal Intellect
Al 'Aql al Kulli

(Al 'Aql al Kulli).

Universal Islam
Islam al Jabari

Islam al Jabari - see 'Islam-Universal'.

Universal plastic substance

(Hayula). Prime matter or the universal plastic substance.

Universal Realities
al-umur al-kulliyah

(Umur al Kulliyah) which remain interior with respect to individual existence, yet determine that existence.

Universal Reality
Al Haqiqat al Kulliyat

(Al Haqiqat al Kulliyat). The Universal Reality, the Truth of truths. The Reality of realities. Al Haqiqat al Kulliya is one of the names given to the Supreme Isthmus.

Universal Slave
al 'abd al-kulli

(Al 'Abd al kulli). The Universal slave is the man who is slave ('Abd) to every (kulli) Divine Name.

Universal Soul
al-nafs al-kulliya

(Nafs al Kulliya). The Universal Soul which stands below the First Intellect and represents the receptive dimension of the spiritual world.

Universal Substance
jawhar al-kull

(Jawhar al Kull). The Universal Substance.


Tanzih -see 'Incomparability'.


(Haram). That which is unlawful according to Islamic Sacred Law. When travelling towards the Unity, which is Allah, the lawful (Halal) and the unlawful (Haram) become unified as the veils are removed revealing the reality that all of existence is a c...


(Ummi) indicates the knower who, possessing a heart which is empty of outward intellectual learning, is a pure vessel ready to receive 'God-given' knowledge or 'unlettered knowledge'. His heart is untainted. His love of Allah is total. His bondage i...


(Ghayb). The Mystery or the Non-Manifested or the Unseen. The Unknowable or the Mystery of Mysteries. The hadith, "Nothing is like Him" refers to al ghayb. It is His Incomparability. It is all that is beyond reach of our vision. Al ghayb is all that ...

Unseen of the Unseen
Ghayb ul Ghayb

(Ghayb ul Ghayb).


(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 onl...