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


(Takhallul). Intimate penetration and permeation and assimilation of the Divine Attributes into the slave. It is this takhallul which gives the lover no rest for his limbs and no sleep for his eyes. Every atom of his being has been activated to Life through his sincere and total dedication to the Remembrance of Allah. 'I am sitting with the one who remembers Me'. The one with takhallul is truly the one who remembers Allah.

See also: Friendship I am with the one who remembers Me Intimate Friend Life One who remembers
(Khalal) Close friendship. This is the station of the Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) who, through being thoroughly permeated with Love of Allah, became the friend of Allah, Khalil Allah.
(Khalil). He is the one who has been thoroughly penetrated by Allah and become His intimate friend. Such was the exalted station of the Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him).
(Hayat). The Spiritual Journey is the growth and development of the self as it travels from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, from death to life (hayat). This is the finding of Life in Allah.
(Dhakir). The one who remembers Allah. The dhakir is precious to Allah Who created man only so that he would worship and know Allah. The one who turns, with an utter turning, towards fulfilling his reason for being, has been given the greatest gift from Allah Almighty.

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