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Discernment

Discernment Discernment is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing). In the case of judgement, discernment can be psychological, moral or aesthetic in nature. Discernment has also been defined in the contexts; scientific (that is discerning what is true about the real world), normative (discerning value including what ought...

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Rumi Quotes

Rumi Quotes We have collected and put the best Rumi Quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Rumi Quotes inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just...

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Putting An End To A Long Journey

Putting An End To A Long Journey “Putting An End To A Long Journey” is the last article of Journeying on Sufi Path in Emerald Hills of the Heart book series. Human beings have an exceptional place among creation; they are travelers whose journey of life passes through the Realm of...

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Ta‘ayyunat (Identifications) And What Lies Before

Ta‘ayyunat (Identifications) And What Lies Before This article explains the meaning of Ta‘ayyunat (Identifications) and What Lies Before in Sufism. Literally meaning coming forward, emerging and being made specific, in Sufi terminology ta‘ayyun means that the different natures or different essential characteristics inherent in the Divine Being manifest themselves with...

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Lawhun Mahfuz (The Supreme Preserved Tablet) and What Lies Before

Lawhun Mahfuz (The Supreme Preserved Tablet) and What Lies Before This article explains the meaning of Metaphysical Realms Lawhun Mahfuz (The Supreme Preserved Tablet) and What Lies Before in Sufism. Lawh is literally a board to write on, and the Lawhun Mahfuz is the immaterial board or tablet on which God...

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Haqq (the Truth), Haqiqa (the Genuine) and What Lies Beyond

Haqq (the Truth), Haqiqa (the Genuine) and What Lies Beyond This article is about Haqq (the Truth), Haqiqa (the Genuine) and What Lies Beyond. Literally meaning what is true, established and constant, haqq (the truth) denotes that an utterance, an act, or a creed is totally in agreement with what...

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The Horizon Of “the Secret” And What Lies Beyond

The Horizon Of “the Secret” And What Lies Beyond This article explains the meaning of Metaphysical Realms (The Horizon Of “the Secret” And What Lies Beyond) in Sufism. I am aware that I am not able to write and speak about this topic as it should be written and spoken about. My...

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Khushu And Hurma (Reverent Awe And Respect)

Khushu And Hurma (Reverent Awe And Respect) This article explains the meaning of Khushu And Hurma (Reverent Awe And Respect) in Sufism. It is a significant attainment and Divine favor that one is able to utterly annihilate themselves in respect of their carnality and egotism and traverses the distance originating...

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The Initiate From a Different Perspective

The Initiate From A Different Perspective An initiate is one who follows a way. In Sufi terminology, the word “initiate” denotes one who walks toward God with a certain discipline in order to please Him, thus neutralizing the tendencies in their nature that lead them away from God, or trying...

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Talib, Murid, Salik, Wasil

Talib, Murid, Salik, Wasil (The Seeker, The One Who Wills, The Initiate, The One Who Has Reached) This article explains the meaning of Talib, Murid, Salik, Wasil in Sufism. God is the ultimate goal and human beings are travelers on the road to Him; there are as many paths that...

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Khulla (Sincere Friendship)

Khulla (Sincere Friendship) Khulla means sincere friendship. It can also denote brother/sisterhood, or loyal friendship. Some have interpreted khulla as penetrating into the depth of something to change its nature, or enveloping it from all sides so that it gains a second nature. The Prophet Abraham, upon him be peace,...

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Waridat And Mawhiba (Gifts And Favor)

Waridat And Mawhiba (Gifts And Favor) This article explains the meaning of Waridat and Mawhiba (Gifts and Favor) in Sufism. Mawhiba (favor) literally means benevolence, kindness, and extra Divine bounties, while waridat (gifts) denotes what occurs to or emerges in one’s heart as a Divine gift. The Sufis use them...

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Subuhat-i Wajh (The Flood Of God’s Facial Light)

Subuhat-i Wajh (The Flood Of God’s Facial Light) This article explains the meaning of Subuhat-i Wajh (The Flood Of God’s Facial Light) in Sufism. The subuhat-i Wajh (the flood of God’s Facial Light) is the flood of light that God Almighty causes to pour out so that He may eliminate...

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Nazar And Tawajjuh (Attention And Regard)

Nazar And Tawajjuh (Attention And Regard) This article explains the meaning of Nazar and Tawajjuh (Attention and Regard) in Sufism. Even though they appear to have the same meaning and, in fact, suggest certain common feelings and ideas, the concepts of nazar (attention)—which means looking (at), taking into consideration, and...

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Karama (Wonder)

Karama (Wonder) Before explaining karama (Wonder), since there is a close resemblance between it and miracles (mu‘jiza) in respect to their occurrence, we will first briefly examine miracles. Derived from the root verb A-Ja-Za, meaning “that which people cannot imitate,” a mu’jiza (miracle) is the extraordinary state, event, word or...

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‘Aql (Reason)

‘Aql (Reason) ‘Aql (Reason) means understanding, perception, sober-mindedness and prudence, as a term, ‘aql is a Divine light with which a person can perceive the things that cannot be comprehended with external senses. There have been some who view ‘aql as a faculty abstract of matter but which acts in collaboration...

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Wijdan (Conscience)

Wijdan (Conscience) This article covers Wijdan (Conscience) in Sufi terminology. Literally meaning the essence of human existence and a person’s perception of themselves, wijdan (conscience) is a spiritual mechanism composed of the willpower, which chooses between good and evil, the spiritual intellect (fuad), which is the inner, most essential dimension...

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Waliyy and Awliyaullah

Waliyy And Awliyaullah (God’s Friend [Saint] And God’s Friends [Saints]) This article explains the meaning of Waliyy and Awliyaullah (God’s Friend [Saint] And God’s Friends [Saints]) in Sufism. Literally meaning a friend, a helper, a loyal one, or a guardian, a waliyy is one who is devoted to God with...

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Fayd and Tajalli (Effusion and Manifestation)

Fayd And Tajalli (Effusion and Manifestation) This article covers Fayd and Tajalli (Effusion and Manifestation). Fayd literally means the effusion of blessings, profusion, abundance, and increase. Giving existence to something and equipping it with all the particularities and necessities of being existent, and favoring a person with inspirations and spiritual...

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Ilm Ladun (The Special Knowledge from God’s Presence)

Ilm Ladun (The Special Knowledge from God’s Presence) What is meant by ilm ladun (The special knowledge from God’s Presence), is knowledge of the Unseen or knowledge of mysteries, or knowledge which God imparts into one’s heart and the truths occurring to it. Primarily included is the knowledge of all the...