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

mukawwin al-asbab
Engenderer of Secondary Causes

(Mukawwin al Asbab). Those who see the One who engenders the secondary causes and never deny Allah, have clear sight.

See also: Effacement The End Inward Reality-Those of the Passion Secondary Causes Verifiers
(Mahw). This indicates the annihilation of the slave's actions in the actions of Allah. Effactement is distinct from 'obliteration' in which the slave's very being is annihilated in the Essence Itself. Effacement is the removal of the attributes of habit and the elimination of the cause. The entity itself remains because it is only through one's own entity that one has knowledge of Allah. So, it is impossible for 'you' to be removed because Allah wants 'you' to know Himself. He does not remove you from yourself but rather He obliterates you from yourself so that you do not halt with the existence of your own entity. Then does the slave understand that his actions are in Reality the actions of Allah.
(Shahwa). Passion or desire or appetite. This is a basic power of the animal self which is opposed to the Sacred Law. The traveller must subdue the passions by exerting himself through ascetic discipline and spiritual struggle. Passion (shahwa) is closely linked to caprice (hawa) and is one of the layers which cover the heart.
(Asbab). These were established as a means by which man can come to know Allah, yet for the majority of mankind the secondary causes act as veils over Reality.
(Al Muhaqqiqun). These great ones form the highest category of friends of Allah. They follow no one's authority because in themselves they have verified and realized [through unveiling and finding], the truth and reality of all things which is Allah, the Real. They are also known as'The People of Unveiling and Finding'.

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