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fana

[fuh-nah]
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noun Islam.
  1. the ecstatic union of the Sufi with the Divine.
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Origin of fana

First recorded in 1865–70, fana is from the Arabic word fanā' annihilation
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Historical Examples

  • This condition the Sufis characterise as self-annihilation (Fana).

    Mystics and Saints of Islam

    Claud Field

  • There was much commotion in the village when the trading barque arrived and lay-to off Fana 'alu.

  • Fana cara me cara miguruxij mono gia 'it is unpleasant to the nose and the eyes.'