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KASHF – كشف


Literally: Kashf is taking away the covering and so exposing a thing to view. Exposure, finding, discovering. A discovery. Investigating. Enquiring into. Investigation. Scrutiny. Inquest. Quest. A making an estimate of the cost of a thing, valuation.

The revealings and unfoldings of ma’nawî mysteries about creation, beings, the past, the future and present that are given to awliyâ, especially the great awliyâ.

The People of Kashf (Ahl Al-Kashf): The awliyâ who are informed (as a gift and favour of Allah) of the haqiqahs pertaining to the ghayb, which are not known or perceived by external senses and are veiled.



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