2. A Murshid must have these 5 qualities: a) He must possess knowledge of the Qur'an and
Sunnah, whether through academic studies or by sitting in the company of an Aalim; b) He must
inculcate taqwa (piety) in his life by totally abstaining from major sins and not being habitual in
minor sins; c) He must be disinclined from the dunya (this world and its possessions) and his
focus should be on authentic dhikr; d) He must command good and forbid evil; e) He must have
stayed in the company of another Murshid from an authentic Silsila, learning the path of sulook
(journeying towards Allah) and have received Ijaazat (permission to initiate others in the path of
Sulook) from that Murshid. You may make a person with these 5 qualities as your guide.
(Fataawa Mahmoodiyah vol.1 pg.132)
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