Kashf literally means to open. In the technical terms of the Auliyaa it refers tomessages inspired into the heart of the saintly person. These revelations comefrom the spiritual realm and are of divine origin.
Ilhaam is the same as Kashf. However, it is of lesser clarity than Kashf. BothKashf and Ilhaam are not proofs of the Shariah. They do not constitute a basis for Shar`i law.If the Kashf and Ilhaam conform to the Shariah, they will be accepted. If inconflict with the Shariah, it will be ignored and a suitable interpretation given toit.It is possible for a Wali to misinterpret or misunderstand his Kashf or Ilhaam.Other external or internal factors may also lead to a misunderstanding of themeanings of these forms of inspirations.. Hence, the criterion of Haqq (Truth) andBaatil (falsehood) is only the Shariah.
Literally refers to a mad man. In Sufi terminology it refers to a Wali whoseintellectual capacity has been disturbed on account of his absorption in divinelove, i.e. love for Allah Ta`ala.
Saaliheen is the plural of Saalih, which means a pious person. It refers to theAuliyaa.
Zuhd means renunciation of the world or to abstain from worldly pleasures andluxuries. The person who renounces the world is called Zaahid.
Buzrug is an Urdu / Farsi term referring to a pious person. (Saalih or Wali).
EPISODES FROM THE LIVES OF THEAULIYAA PART 1