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

sahib al-martaba
Possessor of the Level

(Sahib al Martaba). The Owner of the Level. Allah, as the Essence, is the Owner of every Level in existence. The entity 'occupies' the level, but Allah 'Owns' the level.

See also: Correlations Levels
(Idafa). Correlations or relationships. The Divine Names demand relationships because the Divine Names are what make the cosmos manifest. The Powerful (Al Qadir) demands the object of power (Maqdur). The Merciful (Ar Rahman) demands an object of mercy (Marhum). The Lord (Rabb) demands a vassal (Marbub).
(Maratib). Every existent thing has its own level, and each one of these levels demands a specific relationship with Allah. When an existent thing fulfils all of the conditions pertaining to its level in the hierarchy of existence then that thing is complete.

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