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

Order by: Arabic English

al-wujud al-haqiqi

(Wujud al Haqiqi). True Being. This is The Essence Itself.

al-wujud al-muhaqqaq

Verified Being. This is Allah Himself.


(Mu'min). The believer or the one with faith (Iman). On the seven runged ladder to Knowledge of Allah, the believer occupies the second rung, that of Iman. Such a believer is now safe from the hellfire, but his ascent to the Divine Presence still rea...


(Habib). This usually refers to Allah Who is the Ultimate, the One and Only Beloved of all His lovers.

Beloved - Absolute

(Ma'shuq) is the Absolute Beloved, Allah. This beautiful word, ma'shuq, sung by qawwals and mystic poets, is capable of flooding the heart of the lover ('ashiq) with intense, Passionate Love ('ishq) through which ecstasy (wajd) may be experienced. Wh...

Beloved of Allah

(Habibullah). This blessed name is proper only to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). No one reaches Allah by being a lover, only by being the Beloved, and it is for this very reason that 'No one will meet ...

Beloved Ones
al 'ahbab

(Al Ahbab). The absolute Beloved of Allah (Habibullah) is the Holy Prophet Muhammad and it is only through him that the yearning lover of Allah ('Ashiq) may be united with Allah. When the Beloved is named Ma'shuq, it refers to the Absolute Beloved, A...

Beneficient, The
Al Muhsin

(Al Muhsin). The Beneficient. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.


(Fadl). Benevolence and bounty and gift. The cosmos itself, which is the very manifestation of engendered existence, derives from Allah's benevolence and bounty. It is a gratuitous gift of His Infinite Mercy (Rahma).


(Miskin). Poor and utterly and totally bereft. This miskin is the slave who is at the absolute extremity of need of Allah. He has been stripped of everything and exists purely to manifest the All-Comprehensive Name 'Allah'.


Muflis - see 'Destitute'.

Best of Creation
khayr al-khalq

(Khayr al Khalq). The Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) is the best of creation. Allah said, "If not for you, if not for you (Oh Muhammad), I would not have created the creation".


(Wahb). Knowledge by bestowal is a divine emanation and a light which Allah throws into the heart. It is the knowledge possessed by the friends of Allah, as distinct from knowledge which is earned through reflection. Allah's Grace and His Gifts, whi...

Bestowals or Divine gifts

(Mawahib). The spiritual states (ahwal) are referred to as bestowals . They are gifts from Allah to His slave and are given without any asking, effort or desire on the part of the slave. These gifts are connected to the Beautiful Name of Allah Al Wa...

Bestower of health, The
Al Mu'aafi

(Al Mu'aafi). The Bestower of Health. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.