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


(Kadar) is one of the characteristics of human nature,and is the opposite of purity. The word sufi derives from safa which means purity. The Sufi has realized the Divine Nature within his human nature. He is the Pure One who has left impurity behind.

See also: Divine Nature Human Nature Pure Purified One
(Lahut). This is the opposite pole to the human nature (Nasut). The Divine Nature is the secret life or content of the human nature. The knowers and lovers of Allah see the Divine when looking at the human. They look at a person of rare spiritual beauty and see the Divinity Itself. They transfer themselves to the Divine Realm and relate every beautiful thing back to the Source of All Beauty, Allah, Who is Beauty Himself.
(Bashariyya). Human nature. Spiritual music enables the spiritually mature man to come to rest from all the burdens of the human state (bashariyya). It opens, within him, the divine mysteries and connects his yearning heart to the World of the Spirits.
(Safi). The heart that is purified by love of Allah is called safi.

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