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Tasting. Refers to mystical intuition, that is, direct knowledge of invisible realities or of God. In a general sense, a synonym for kashf (unveiling) and shuhud (witnessing, contemplation). Connotes the incommunicability of unmediated knowledge. Often considered the initial stage of unveiling, to be followed by “drinking” (shurb) and “quenching” (ri).

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