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

al-iradat al-hubbiyya
Desire of Love

(Iradat al Hubbiyya). It is through this desire of love that Allah turns His attentiveness towards the possible thing and brings it into existence. The desire of love is the motivating force through which the Hidden Treasure was made manifest.

See also: Bliss If not for you, if not for you (Oh Muhammad) Possible thing Reality of Muhammad Turning the face towards
(Ibtihaj). The Divine Marriage is the attentiveness (Tawajjuh) of Allah towards the possible thing in its state of non-existence. This Marriage combines the desire of love (Al Iradat al Hubbiyya) with bliss (Ibtihaj). The child of this Marriage is 'the bestowal of existence' upon the possible thing.
(Mumkin). The possible thing. The mumkin may or may not exist. Its existence in the world depends entirely upon the desire of Allah to bring it out from inward Knowledge within the Essence to outward manifestation within the world.
(Al Haqiqat al Muhammadiyya). This is 'The Reality of realities'. It is the first descent of Being from the Beyond of the Beyond. It is the Station of True Love and the stage of 'Or Nearer'. Just as man is unable to look directly into the physical sun because its brilliance would burn away his sight, so too is he unable to look at the Divine Sun because Its Pure Radiance would burn away his very existence. And just as the sun can only be viewed through a thin covering of cloud, so too the Divine Sun can only be seen through the Greatest Veil which is the Reality of Muhammad. The heart which has been infused with knowledge of The Reality of Muhammad soars to Allah Almighty. It takes the lover on the wings of overwhelming love ('Ishq) and longing (Shawq) to the Divine Presence. When Prophet Noah saw the condition of the flood and he was afraid of the sinking of the ark, he used the intercession of Allah for the safety of the Ark (al Wasila). Allah told him to write on the mast the mixing of the Name of Allah and Muhammad (Alif Mim Lam)

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