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

Order by: Arabic English


Inward reality, Those of the

(Batiniyya). Those of the inward reality.The mystics or esotericists who declare that only the inward reality is true, thereby denying the secondary causes (asbab) which have been established as a means for man to know Allah.

Inward, The
Al Batin

(Al Batin). The Hidden, the Nonmanifest. One of the Beautiful Names of Allah. The Principle insofar as It remains hidden behind the appearances of Manifestation; from this derives the perspective of abstraction. Mystery of Immanence as well as of Tr...



(Is'haq). The Prophet Isaac, (Peace be upon him) through whose Word descended the Wisdom of Divine Truth (al hikmat al haqqiyyah).


(Isma'il). The Prophet Ishmael (Peace be upon him) through whose Word descended the Elevated Wisdom (al hikmat al 'aliyyah).

Islam - complete

(Istislam). Complete surrender. Actively going to meet the Divine Will in complete and utter compliance. Istislam is the stage of Real Islam.

Islam (A)

The Surrender. The Journey of Return to Allah is from the first Islam which is merely verbal submission, through the levels of ascent to the second and Real Islam, which is total and unconditional surrender with knowledge and love to the Will of All...

Islam (B)

Islam means peace and the person who follows this peace is called the Muslim. From another root meaning of the word, Islam means complete submission and surrender, and the person who submits and surrenders himself to ...

Islam of the Intellects
Islam ul 'Uqul

(Islam ul 'Uqul).

Islam al jabari

(Islam al jabari).


(Barzakh). Barrier or isthmus or separating partition. The barzakh is the symbol of an intermediate state. It is something which separates two other things while never going to one side. It is the barrier between the known and the unknown, the existe...

Isthmus of Isthmuses
barzakh al-barazikh

(Barzakh al Barazikh). This term refers specifically to The Perfect Man.

Isthmus, Supreme
al-barzakh al-a'la

(Al Barzakh al 'Ala). This is the Great Isthmus standing between Allah and nothingness. It is known by various names; Nondelimited Imagination, The Cloud, The Breath of the All Merciful, The Real Through Whom Creation Takes Place, The Universal Reali...


(Barazikh). Spiritual isthmuses.

Istmus of partitioning

(Barzakh i-Hayil). Partitioning isthmus.