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hal (pl. ahwal)  Term Image (al-ḥāl (pl. ’aḥwāl)) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: Spiritual state.
Long Description: A spiritual state (ḥāl) is sometimes opposed to maqām (spiritual station), and in this case the former is considered as a passing thing and the latter as something stable.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms