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Sufism is generally understood to be the inner, mystical dimension of Islam.
In Sufi terms, there are five stages of consciousness: Nasut, Malakut, Jabarut, Lahut, Hahut.
We exist on five planes. Of three of these planes everybody is conscious. Of the other two only those are conscious who have developed themselves. The lowest plane is Nasut; the material world, of which we are conscious by the sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. In this plane we live in the physical body.
When we shall be without our physical body, in what we call death, the dream will remain, and the physical world will go from us.