Definition of Hal


Salam Aleykum,

Could you please share with me a definition of the state of  ” hal ” so that I can explain to my non Sufi friends what it is. Thank you.


wa `alaykum salam,

Hal means state. In Sufi context it relates to the manifestations (tajalli) coming from the Divine Presence on the servant.

For example a state of contraction (qabd) would cause the servant to be sad, depressed or upset whereas a state of expansion (bast) could invoke joy, exuberance, etc.

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