The "conversion" (innaaba) corresponds to a more distinguished degree than repentance, because, within the conversion the return is accompanied by a break [of self-pride] (inkisaar) and by an impulse of spiritual progression.
The Conversion comprises three degrees: conversion of sin into repentance, conversion of unawareness (ghafla) into wakefulness (yaqaza) and conversion from the dissociable conscience (farq) into spontaneous conscience, bringing back all things to God (jam' 'ala Allaah)
Glossaire du Soufisme. Ibn 'Agiba. A. Saleh Hamdan)