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


(Layla). A woman's name meaning 'Night'. Layla indicates that 'moment' on the ascent to Allah when darkness surrounds the slave, blindfolding him to everything that is other-than-Allah. Within Sufi mystical poetry and sufi songs the name Layla symbolizes the Essence of Allah.

See also: The Blindness Essence Night of Ascension
(Dhat). The Essence. This is Allah in Himself without regard to His creations, His Attributes or His Names. The Essence is beyond knowledge or conceptualization. Allah warns us of this aspect of Himself. The Essence is Absolute Blindness, the Hidden of the Hidden, the Unknown of the Unknown. This is the World of Absolute Non-manifestation.

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