Who is Sufi Master (=Murshid)?
The word murshid means guide, teacher, inspirer.
This word is used as a synonym for Perfect Man or Sufi Master (=Shaykh).
Murshid is the person who is authorised to train human soul. Murshid as a soul trainer cares the characteristics and the abilities of the seekers who ask to be initiated and guided by him. He uses different methods to enlighten each disciple and guides them.
The attributes of Murshid:
-To receive permission to initiate from a perfect Murshid whose lineage is reaching back to the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) continuously
- To have spiritual joy
- To have great compassion and give great support (=himmat)
- To accept everything that comes from God
- To know the capability of the seeker through the vision that has been granted him by God