Hu (Sufism)

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Hu inscribed on a gravestone from Ottoman era Turkey.

Hu or Huwa is a name for God in Sufism. Literally, Arabic for "He."

In Sufism Hu or Huwa is the pronoun used with Allah or God, and is used as a name of God. Allah Hu means "God, Just He!" In Arabic Allah means God and with Hu, as an intensive added to Allah, means "God himself." Hu is also found in the Islamic credo La Ilaha Ila Allah Hu: "There is no God but Allah," or in Sufi interpretation "There is no reality, except God", or in La Ilaha Ila Huwa meaning "There is no god but He" [1]

"Hu" come after "Lahu" which comes after "Lillah" which comes after "Allah". Special kind of Meditation is done by Visualization of these Holy Names which give many profits to the Meditator.

For details about the Holy Name "Hu", please read the book written by Hazrat Sultan Bahu Rahmatullah Alaihi now available in Englis as well. These books are available at http://www.hazratsultanbahu.com