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


(Taraqqi). To ascend or to climb or to advance. It is for us to climb (taraqqi) to Allah. It is for Allah to receive (talaqqi) those who come to Him.

See also: Receiving knowledge
(Talaqqa). Receiving the knowledge which descends upon the slave from Allah. Such a receiving is not a taking. The hands of the slave are upturned and opened in readiness to receive whatever Allah Wills to send. The hands should never reach forward in expectancy to take these gifts from Allah. The Divine Mercy pours down like rain. The drops fall into the opened hand. Grasping fingers cannot catch them.

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