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

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The Sacred Centre in Mecca towards which Muslims face for the ritual prayer, bowing and prostrating before Allah. The Ka'aba is the earthly symbol of the Divine Throne (Al 'Arsh), around which the angels circle and it is a symbol of the sanctified he...

Kaf Ha Ya ‘Ain Saad
Kaf Ha Ya ‘Ain Saad

Muqata'at Kernel

(Lubb). The kernel, core or innermost consciousness. The lubb is that hidden place where knowledge of Allah is protected from those who are attached to the world.

Kernel of the kernel
lubb al-lubb

(Lubb al Lubb). The kernel of the kernel, the core of the core or the innermost of the innermost consciousness. The lubb al lubb is the Source or the Divine Light which is contained at the very kernel of the kernel itself.


(Miftah). The key is the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace). He is the key with which to open and enter the door to Divine Knowledge. He is the key which opens the doors of Paradise and locks the doors of Hell....


(Mafatih). On the Spiritual Journey of return there are many keys with which to unlock the doors of knowledge. A key may be in the form of a word, a glance, a litany, a moment, a breath. And because knowledge of Allah is endless, the keys to open th...

Keys to the Unseen
mafatih al-ghayb

(Mafatih al Ghayb). The Keys to the Unseen, which are with Allah. With the Keys to the Unseen His great friends are given the means with which to open further doors to Higher Knowledge of Allah, the Absolute.


The Prophet Khalid (Peace be upon him) through whose Word descended the Wisdom of Refuge (al Hikmat as Samadiyyah).

Kind and Gentle, The
Al Anees

(Al Anees). The Kind and Gentle. One of the beautiful Names of Allah.


(Ma'arouf). With regard to the Qura'nic verse ‘And live with them in kindness’ (4:19). (Wa asharahouna bil ma’arouf). Conduct of kindness is perfection of manners with those who cause unkindness to you and those whose company you dislike.


(Sultan). The Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustapha (May the Salutations of Allah be upon him and Peace) is the sultan of all of humanity, but only those who love him with an unconditional love know that he is King.

King of Absolute Sovereignty, The
Malik al-Mulk

(Al Malik al Mulk). One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

King, The

(Al Malik). One of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

Kingdom of Allah

(Al Mulk). This is the phenomenal world, the macrocosm. Allah's kingdom is the possible things, the entities. We are His kingdom and through us He is King. This kingdom is the place of manifestation of the Divine Names. A Master said, 'I have no morn...


('Alim). The one who knows. This term derives from the word 'knowledge' ('ilm). Usually it refers to the exoteric scholars, though sometimes 'alim is used in reference to 'those who know Allah'. The 'one who knows' is the one whom Allah causes to wit...