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

al-af'al al-ilahiyyah
Actions of the Divine

(Af'al al Ilahiyyah). The Divine Activities. These are indicated by Names such as 'He Who gives life' and 'He Who gives death'.

See also: The Giver of Life Names The Slayer
(Asma). Names. The Names designate permanent 'aspects' of the Essence. Every Name has a meaning and a form. The meaning of every Name is Allah. It is only through the Names, all of which are Allah's, that we have access to Knowledge of Allah. The Divine Names seek the Perfect Man (Insan al Kamil) to be their perfect locus of manifestation. Through their seeking him and their requiring his existence the knower comes to understand the nobility and grandeur of the Perfect Man.

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