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

Desire, the object of

Murad - see 'Object of desire'.

See also: Object of desire
(Murad). The object of desire. For the seeker on the Spiritual Journey the Object of desire (Murad) is Allah. As he journeys, purifying his heart through the remembrance of Allah, he experiences numerous lesser annihilations. After the first of the three greater annihilations (Fana fi Murshid) he may be graced with annihilation in the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself (Fana' fi Rasul). His entire being is then transformed from that of the lover into that of the Beloved. He is no longer the seeker, the one who desires Allah (Murid, but now he is the one whom Allah desires (Murad). The one who is overpowered by the Divine Attraction and is drawn away from his own will becomes the one desired by Allah.

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