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


Ghaflah - see 'Negligent'.

See also: Negligent
(Ghaflah). To be negligent or heedless or unconscious of Allah. From the viewpoint of the higher teaching, al ghaflah indicates a state which, at times, may overcome some of the lesser knowers. In this state they succumb to such a state of heedlessness as to utter phrases which should be kept concealed. Perfect spiritual courtesy (adab) towards Allah is preserved when the knower keeps His secret within himself.

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