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

hadarat al-hiss
Presence of Sense Perception

(Hadarat al Hiss).

See also: Senses World of Creation World of Humanity World of Matter World of sensible experience
(Hiss). The faculty of sensation or the domain of the senses. The senses act as a veil over Reality and it for this reason that the lover of Allah supplicates to have his senses removed! But, because man has been placed within the domain of the senses he has been given the means to purify his senses and draw closer to his Lord. Through the Remembrance of Allah the veil over his senses may be removed to reveal the Reality of those senses. When immersed in the dhikr his senses may be burned away and replaced by Allah. The Hadith Qudsi says, "... Then, when I love him, I am his hearing through which he hears, his sight through which he sees, his hand through which he grasps and his foot through which he walks".
('Alam al khalq). The Universe of creation which takes its existence in proximity to a secondary cause. It is the visible world or world of witnessing.
('Alam an Nasut). The World of the five human senses.
('Alam al mulk). The World of matter is the Kingdom of outwardness. The Realm of event. The macrocosm.
(Alam ash Shahadah). The World of sensible experience. The visible.

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