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


(Ma'dum). This is an ambiguous term because, even though a thing is as yet non-existent in the cosmos it is nonetheless existent within the Knowledge of Allah. He has not yet given the Divine Command, "Be!" ("Kun!") through which the non-existent is bestowed with existence.

See also: Fixed Entities Non-existence
(Ayan al Thabita). The immutable entities or fixed prototypes or established essences or potentialities. These are the infinite and immutable Possibilities which are fixed in the Ipseity. The fixed entities are the images of the Divine Names and Qualities and 'things' of the Ipseity in the Presence of Knowledge, with specific individuation. The term signifies the essential character of every individual existing from eternity in the Divine Knowledge. They are established according to non-existence and they are not qualified by existence.
('Adam-i muhidh). Pure non-existence.

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