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

Intimate Friend

(Khalil). He is the one who has been thoroughly penetrated by Allah and become His intimate friend. Such was the exalted station of the Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him).

See also: Soaked Station of Intimate Friendship
(Takhlil). Soaked or wetting, through and through. This term refers to the knower who has been thoroughly drenched with the Love of Allah. This is a quality of the Station of Intimate Friendship.
(Khullah). This is the station where the Great Sufis (The Knowers, The People of Blame; The Verifiers of Truth) are thoroughly drenched with the Love of the Truth, permeated with love of the Beloved and mingled with His Flesh and Blood. The Station of Intimate Friendship has two levels. The first is that of the Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) which was a friendship from behind the veil. The second is that of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) which is a friendship without the veil, it being part of the mystery of the Muhammadan Perfection.

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