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


(Tafakkur). To reflect or meditate upon things. The root of all engendered things is the Most Beautiful Names of Allah. Therefore tafakkur is connected to them, not to the Essence.

See also: Divine Root Essence Names-Most Beautiful Support
(Al Asl al Ilahi). The Divine root. Everything in the cosmos comes from its Divine root. He is the One and Only Source.
(Dhat). The Essence. This is Allah in Himself without regard to His creations, His Attributes or His Names. The Essence is beyond knowledge or conceptualization. Allah warns us of this aspect of Himself. The Essence is Absolute Blindness, the Hidden of the Hidden, the Unknown of the Unknown. This is the World of Absolute Non-manifestation.
(Mustanad). Support (or reality) of a thing. Everything in the cosmos can be traced back to the Divine Names. The support or reality of each existent thing is a Divine Name. Therefore, all things have a support within the Divine Knowledge. We are all supported by Allah.

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