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


(Nikah). The 'Divine Marriage' is the one in which Allah, the Real, turns His Attentiveness towards the possible thing and brings it into existence. The ecstatic may utter phrases concerning his marriage to the Beloved, with the bliss of union and satisfied longing. Or the intensity of his ecstasy may overpower him to such a degree that he no longer knows anything about longing (shawq), burning love ('ishq), marriage (nikah) and union (jam' al jam').

See also: Fixed Entities Possible thing Turning the face towards Union of Union
(Ayan al Thabita). The immutable entities or fixed prototypes or established essences or potentialities. These are the infinite and immutable Possibilities which are fixed in the Ipseity. The fixed entities are the images of the Divine Names and Qualities and 'things' of the Ipseity in the Presence of Knowledge, with specific individuation. The term signifies the essential character of every individual existing from eternity in the Divine Knowledge. They are established according to non-existence and they are not qualified by existence.
(Mumkin). The possible thing. The mumkin may or may not exist. Its existence in the world depends entirely upon the desire of Allah to bring it out from inward Knowledge within the Essence to outward manifestation within the world.
(Jam' al Jam'). Gathering of the gathering. Jam' al jam' is the experience of union devoid of all distinctions, even of the idea of being one with Allah. This is the station of 'Two Bows' Length', the station of Perfection which is attained only by the greatest Perfect Men, who are the Prophets and the great saints. The Gathering of the gathering is also known as 'The Station of Great Glory'. This is also Unity in Multiplicity. Annihilation in totality in Allah – in the Presence of the Divine Beauty. This is the opposite of farq (separation). This is Unity without separation. To gather that which belongs to Allah within you and surrender all of it to Him is real surrender. In the cosmos, there is nothing but Allah, His Names and His attributes. In short, this is called jama’. When we say jam’, it is the centre of multiplicity.

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