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

Al 'Anqa

Al 'Anqa - see 'Phoenix'.

See also: Phoenix
(Anqa/Simurgh). The mythical griffon or phoenix which dwells on Mount Qaf. It is the greatest of birds and lives at the world's end. It symbolizes the wind in and with which Allah spiritually opens the material bodies of the world. It is a symbol of the spirit of the saint or the saint himself. Like this legendary bird which is purely a name without a form, al 'Anqa sometimes represents the primordial dust through which everything becomes manifest.

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