Lisan al-hal

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All of the beings in the universe have languages particular to them – this is the language of state (lisan al-hal).

Just as meaningful communication with human beings depends on our learning the language that they speak, so too is our undertanding the language of the universe is a prerequisite to our understanding its speaking.

The universe is a book written by the pen of the might of Allah, that describes His Holy Names and Attributes.

Reading this book enables us to acquire knowledge of Allah (ma’rifatullah),

For example, each being has a particular form of speaking, in the language of its state, of the name the Shaper (al-Musawwir), and all creatures speak of the name the Giver of Life (al-Muhyi).