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This chapter explains several Arabic terms such as walῑ, sharῑf, maʿārif, dhikr and sirr. In the Ibrῑz sirr has numerous meanings and shades of meaning. It may signify loosely any secret. The goal of the mystic path is fatḥ illumination. It can only be attained through a shaykh and under his guidance because as other mystics affirm as well the path leads from the shaykh by way of the Prophet unto God.

Keywords: fatḥ; Ibrῑz; maʿārif; Prophet; sharῑf; shaykh; walῑ



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