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


(Fard/ Mufrad). Within the Sufi hierarchy he is the man called fard (or mufrad) 'The Solitary'. He stands equal to the Pole, but without a specific function such as that possessed by the Pole. He is the one who knows that he undergoes constant fluctuation of knowledge in each breath. He is outside the supervision of the qutb. He is compared to the 'Enraptured Angels' (al mala'ikat al muhayyamin).

See also: Pole
(Qutb). The Pole or The Pivot or The Axis. Within the Sufi hierarchy the qutb occupies its peak. He is the one person in every era who forms the focus of Allah's supervision of the world. The Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) has always been, and will always be, the Beautiful Axis around whom revolve the celestial spheres.

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