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

Al 'Ama

Al 'Ama - see 'Blindness' and 'Air' (Hawa').

See also: Blindness, The Air
(Al 'Ama). The Essence. The Blindness, the Cloud. It is the symbol of the state of Absolute Non-Manifestation of the Divine Obscurity. It is the Inward aspect of the Essence (Dhat), The Hidden Treasure. It is what Allah creates in – the blackboard of Allah.
(Hawa). The word hawa' was used by the Holy Prophet Muhammad when he described the 'place' where Allah was before He created the creations. 'He came to be in a cloud, neither above which or below which was any air'. Here is an indication that this Cloud (which is the Supreme Isthmus, is controlled by Allah and is the nearest of existent things to Allah.

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