Sufism (tasawwuf) is an education for integrity towards maturity.
It has become an accepted spiritual notion that each part of the universe in some way reflects the whole.
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.
The person who wishes to walk the path of sufism (tasawwuf), who wishes to be a murid (student) in a tariqah is called a taleeb (seeker).
Sufism (tasawwuf) is a journey of completion in two important aspects