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

Robes of Honour

(Nawalah). The gift of the robes of honour. This is the gift from Allah designating the Individuals known as the Solitaries.

See also: Solitary Solitaries
(Fard/ Mufrad). Within the Sufi hierarchy he is the man called fard (or mufrad) 'The Solitary'. He stands equal to the Pole, but without a specific function such as that possessed by the Pole. He is the one who knows that he undergoes constant fluctuation of knowledge in each breath. He is outside the supervision of the qutb. He is compared to the 'Enraptured Angels' (al mala'ikat al muhayyamin).
(Al Afrad). Within the Sufi hierarchy 'Al Afrad' are the Singular ones or the Individuals. These men are outside of the supervision of the Qutb, or Pole. Their head is The Green Prophet, Al Khidr.

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