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

Higher Beings

(Al 'Aleen). Those of a higher order. The superior spirits. The angels closest to Allah. 'Aleen are those spiritual beings who, due to their luminous constitution, transcend, by their own essence, being 'elemental'.

See also: Angels Enraptured Angels Supreme Assembly
(Mala'ika). The very substance of the angels is woven from light. The light from which the angels have been shaped is not the Light which is Allah Himself, but it is the radiance emanating from Light or Sheer Being. It is the fourth portion of the fourth portion of the fourth portion of the Light of Muhammad. In the manner that the angels circle the Divine Throne, so the divine realities circle the heart of the Lover of Allah. See also 'Hadith an Nur' - Treasure #09
(Mala al 'ala). The higher plenum or Supreme Assembly. The Supreme Assembly indicates the angels and those spiritual beings, the Noble Friends, who are closest to Allah.

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