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

asma' af'aliyyah
Names of the Divine Activities

(Asma afaliyyah).The Names expressing the Divine Activities. These are the Qualitative Names (Asma sifatiyyah) such as He-Who-Gives-Life (al Muhyi) and He-Who-Gives-death (al Mumit).

See also: Actions Actor
(Af'al). Human actions or deeds. Allah created man, but to what extent did He create man's actions and works? This question of free will and predestination should not be a major concern to the traveller to Allah. He must occupy his time and devote his efforts towards purifying his intentions and actions so that they conform to those of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, who is our Beautiful Model. In following him and striving to emulate his actions and deeds man will attain to felicity. Predestination is a secret of Allah which He only reveals to the most perfect Knowers.

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