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

'ilm al-ahwal
Knowledge of the Spiritual States

('Ilm al Ahwal).

See also: Knowledge of the state Possessor of a spiritual state Secret of the spiritual state State Tongue of the Spiritual State
('Ilm al hal). This knowledge is the contemplation, within the heart, of the mystery of the state which is between the slave and his Lord.
(Sahib al Hal). The possessor of a spiritual state. He is the one who is able to perform miracles through the intensity of his spiritual resolve.
(Lisan al Hal). These are the words which issue from the Knower or Lover when he is under the domination of his state. An example is the famous utterance "I am the Truth". But, in reality, everything in the cosmos speaks with the tongue of its state.

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