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

Order by: Arabic English



(Shajarah). The Tree or Perfect Man.

Tree of Existence
shajarat al-wujud

(Shajarat al wujud). The tree of existence. Allah is the Root, the Divine Names are its boughs and we are its fruit (and He is its fruit!).

Tremendous Character
khuluq 'azim

(Khuluq 'atheem). Tremendous or sublime character. Allah addresses the Holy Prophet Muhammad in The Qur'an, telling him that he has a Khuluq 'Adheem (68:4). His character was as the Qur'an and the Qur'an is the Tremendous Qur'an (15:87). On the side ...

Tremendous, The
Al Atheem

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


(Ibtila). In being subjected to trial and affliction (Bala') the Sufi gains more Knowledge of Allah, Who is the First Cause. When hard times come the Sufi has a feast day, because he sees beyond the trial to Allah Himself. He sees beyond the contract...


(Imtihan). This is the fear, grief, contraction and awe coming from Allah and entering into the hearts of His friends. The affliction which affects both the heart and the body of the friend is considered to be a more honourable and exalted condition ...

True Love

('Ishqi Haqiqi). This is the stage of the First Descent of Being and is also known as 'Or Nearer', The Veil of Glory and the Reality of Muhammad. Only the Love of Allah is True Love. It is the Love which made manifest the Hidden Treasure. True Love i...


(Amanat). The Trust was offered to the heavens and the earth, but they refused to carry it, but mankind accepted the Trust. The Trust is to act as a locus of manifestation of the All-Comprehensive Name 'Allah'. The Perfect Man is the one who fulfills...


(Tawakkul) is total trust in and reliance upon Allah. It is the rank of the one with Certainty. It is a station in which everything and every affair is entrusted to Allah. Pure tawakkul is not blind faith. It is certainty based upon knowledge.


(Wakeel). Authorized agent, representative, or deputy. This position within the Tariqa is generally awarded by the Shaykh for a particular purpose and a specific period of time.

Trustee, The

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


(Amin). There is an hierarchical order of trustworthiness, extending from the trustworthiness of the godfearing man and reaching to the Ultimate Trustworthiness of the Perfect Man, who is a carrier of the Trust. He is Allah's representative on this e...

Trustworthy Ones

('Umana). This is another name for the exalted Men of Allah, the People of Blame.


(Haqq). The term Haqq and the Name 'Allah' are synonymous because The Truth is the Reality which the Name 'Allah' denotes. Al Haqq also indicates its opposites, such as khalq (creation or creatures) and batil (falsehood or unreal). The Truth is that ...

Truth of Certainty
haqq al-yaqin

(Haqq al Yaqin). There are three stages of Certainty 'Ilm al Yaqin (The Knowledge of Certainty), 'Ayn al yaqin (The Eye of Certainty) and Haqq al Yaqin (The Truth of Certainty). When considering this triad the Truth of Certainty could be likened to b...