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


(Maqhur) is that which is overpowered. Al Qahhar, the Dominant, demands the existence of maqhur. During spiritual ecstasy the lover becomes the one who is overpowered by Allah's Majesty through His Name al Qahhar.

See also: Names of Majesty
(Asma Jalaliyyah). These Names relate to Allah's Incomparability and are demanded by the very fact of Allah's Being and our nonexistence. The Names of Majesty include such Names as The Tremendous (al 'Azim), The Overpowering (al Qahhar). When the traveller is under the influence of a spiritual state in which a Name of Majesty dominates he is utterly overwhelmed.

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