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


The Arabic letter 'Nun'. Sura 68 begins, "Nun and the Pen", ("Nun wal qalam"). Nun is symbolized by the Inkwell. It is the knowledge of the Universal design without details. The Pen is dipped into the Inkwell. The Pen is the detailed knowledge of everything at the primordial level.

See also: Preserved Tablet Supreme Pen
(Lawh al Mahfuz). The Inscribed or Preserved Tablet upon which the Supreme Pen writes the destinies of all creation. Lawh al Mahfuz is also called the Universal Soul..
(Al Qalam al 'Ala). The first objective individualisation takes place in the Supreme Pen which distinguishes the creatures from the Creator and imprints their forms of existence upon the Preserved Tablet.

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