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fana  Term Image (al-fanā’) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: Extinction, evanescence.
Long Description: In Sufism, a designation for the extinction of individual limitation in the state of union with God.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: See Qur’ān (55:26): “Everything on it (the earth) is transitory (fānī); there remains only the Countenance of thy Lord, the essence of Majesty and of Bounty.”
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms