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

Order by: Arabic English

Bridal Pavilion

(Manasah). The place where wedding-feasts occur. They are occasions of Allah's revealing Himself spiritually.


(Sirat). The bridge over the Hellfire which leads to Paradise. In the Traditions it is said that on the Day of Judgement, when everyone must cross the Sirat, beneath which lies Hellfire, the fire will say to the man of Allah, the true believer, 'Hur...


(Diya). Brightness. This term means 'Wisdom of the Light' or 'seeing with the Eye of the Real'. Diya is not the Light Itself but is from that Light.

Bring into existence

(Ijad). To bring into existence or to bestow with existence. This bestowal of existence is infinite because Allah, the Bestower, is Infinite. Existence only becomes manifest through His Names and what comes out of His Names is infinite.

Bringing together

(Jam'). Bringing together or gathering or all-comprehensiveness or unification or unitive experience. A reference to Truth without creation.

Bringing together

(Majmu'). The 'bringing together' or 'combined totality'. This bringing together is the combined totality of everything. It is Allah in Himself, the Real and Allah in His Self-disclosure, the creation. 'bringing together is The Creative Truth plus ...

Bringing together of opposites
jam' al-addad

(Jam' al Addad). The coincidence or bringing together of opposites. The Name 'Allah' denotes both Essence and Divinity and brings together all the Names.

Bringing together of the Contrary Names
majmu' al-asma' al-mutaqabila

(Majmu' al Asma al Mutaqabila). The totality of the contrary names. This 'bringing together' is contained within the All-Comprehensive Name 'Allah'. He is the One Who brings opposites together. When all opposites are gathered there is Unity (tawhid)...

Broken Union
jam'-i taksir

(Jam' Taksir). Broken union. This is the state when man's judgement is distraught and bewildered and he is excused from performing religious obligations.


See - 'Heavenly Steed'.


(Takalluf). To be burdened or to take trouble. There is no heavier burden or greater trouble than one's own self, because the man who is occupied with his own self is far away from Allah.

Burial ground of the sacred
Madfinou al Haqq

(Madfinou al Haqq ).

Busy / not busy
mashgul farigh

(Mashgul farigh). One who is engaged and yet is free. This term is applied to the devotee whose outward appearance is that of one engaged in mundane matters, yet his heart is free from such things being totally present with Allah.


(Nida'). Allah calls mankind to felicity. The different Names call the creatures. Man calls to his Lord in supplication and need.


(Wus') indicates the tremendous capacity of the human heart. Allah says, "The heavens and the earth contain Me not, but the heart of My believing slave does contain Me". This is its tremendous capacity. There is nothing else in creation which can con...