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udum   Term Image (al-‘udum) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings: adam
Short Description: Non-existence, absence, Non-Being, nothingness.
Long Description: In Sufism this expression includes on the one hand the positive sense of non-manifestation, of a principial state beyond existence or even beyond Being, and on the other hand a negative sense of privation, of relative nothingness.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: Often vocalized as al-‘adam.
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms