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

Free Gift

(Imtinaan). A free gift or a gratuitous kindness. The Divine Mercy is an essential mercy in that it is a free gift to every existent thing. Nothing is excluded from this gift of His Infinite Mercy.This comes under the Name Al Manaan (The Giver of all Good).

See also: Mercy
(Rahma). Mercy and compassion. There are two kinds of mercy. The first is an essential mercy or the mercy of free-gift which Allah bestows upon all creatures without distinction. The second is a specific mercy or the mercy of obligation which Allah gives to those slaves who are deserving of it. When the slave has been blessed with the 'opening of unveiling' he sees, smells, tastes, touches and hears Allah's Rahma, which not only surrounds him, but also penetrates every atom of his being.

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