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The Journey of the Sufi

The Sheikh (Murshid)

The Sheikh (Murshid)

The Sheikh (the murshid) is a mature human being (insan-i kamil) who has walked the path to completion and is fully qualified to guide a dervish (murid) on the path.

Sufism, tasawwuf, is a way of life.

Through this way of life, a deeper identity is discovered and comes into being. This deeper identity, beyond the already known personality, is in harmony with everything that exists in the universe. This deeper identity, or the essential self, has abilities of awareness, action, creativity and love that are far beyond the abilities of the superficial personality.

Hazrat Sayyid Ahmed er-Rifai (ks)