How to follow the Master in Sufism

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Murid is a Sufi term meaning ‘committed one’ from the root meaning “willpower” or “self-esteem”.

It refers to a person who is committed to a Spiritual guide in a Tariqat (spiritual path) of Sufism.

A Murid is an initiate into the mystic philosophy of Sufism.

When the seeker makes a pledge Bayat to a Guide in Sufism, the seeker becomes initiated as a

Murid. Before initiation, a Murid is guided and taught by a Guide who must first accept the

initiate as his or her disciple.

Throughout the instruction period, the Murid typically experiences visions and dreams during

personal spiritual exercises. These visions are interpreted by the Guide.

Murids often also receive books of instruction from the Guide and often accompany itinerant

Guides on their wanderings.