Purpose, will, intention. (1) A word used for the intention or will of man. (2) Iradatu ‘llah, the will of God. (3) According to the Sufi mystics, it is “a flame of love in the heart which desires God and longs to be united with Him. (‘Abdu ‘r-Razzaq’s Dict. Of Suf’i Terms.).
Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam