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


(Ru'una). Frivolity or attachment to this world. Love of the material world, and attachment (ru'una) to it, form great barriers on the Journey of Return to Allah. Both indicate a certain contentment and satisfaction with that which is 'other-than-Allah'.

See also: Frivolities of the ego Obstacle Other than Allah
(Ru'unat al Nafsiyya). It is said that the murids of a Murshid who is a Malamatiyya undergo constant fluctuations within the stations of Manliness, whereas all other murids undergo constant fluctuations within the frivolities of the ego (al Ru'unat al Nafsiyya).
(Qayyad). An obstacle or limitation which may be encountered on the Journey to Allah.
(Ghayr Allah). 'Other than Allah' is the cosmos and all that it contains. To be 'other than Allah' is to be imperfect, but this 'imperfection' is in itself Perfection!

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