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

Nawm al Ghafla
Sleep of forgetfulness

(Nawm al Ghafla). The sleep of forgetfulness and sleep of habit are not desirable. It is a defect or sickness and it is related to his brother, death. It has been said “If there is a benefit in sleep, the Beloved Allah will have provided it in Paradise”. The Great Master Shibli said “The Creative Truth peeked and He said the one who is asleep is forgetful and the one who is forgetful is veiled”. It has been said “The seeker’s eating is of necessity and his sleep is because of overpowering and his speech is restricted to proper circumstances”.

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