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

wasf kiyani

An engendered description. This refers to something that describes the cosmos.

See also: Description-Divine
(Wasf ilahi) is a description of the Divinity. In being the Supreme Isthmus, the Cloud may be described by, not only a Divine description but also by an engendered description. That is, when the Cloud is seen as the 'place' of Allah before He created the creatures, it is Eternal and therefore in need of a Divine description (wasf ilahi). When it is seen as the 'nearest of existent things to Allah' it is temporal and therefore in need of an engendered description.

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