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One who desires. Disciple or aspirant in Sufi order who submits to the direction, authority, and guidance of the murshid (Sufi master). Initiation into the order requires the murid to surrender his or her will to that of the murshid. Throughout the instruction period, the murid typically experiences visions and dreams during personal spiritual exercises. These visions are interpreted by the murshid. The murid is invested in the cloak of the order upon initiation, having progressed through a series of increasingly difficult and significant tasks on the path of mystical development. Murids often receive books of instruction from murshids and often accompany itinerant murshids on their wanderings.

Subjects: Islam.

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