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

al-shay' al-thalith
Third Thing

(Al shay al thalith). The First Thing is 'That Which Exists In Itself' (Necessary Being), the second is 'that which exists through the other' (everything other-than-Allah), and the third is 'that which is neither existent nor nonexistent'. The Third Thing is the Supreme Isthmus.

See also: Supreme Isthmus
Barzakh al 'Ala - see 'Isthmus-Supreme'.

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