Definition of murshid in English:

murshid

(also mursid)

noun

Islam
  • In Sufism: a spiritual guide who initiates into a mystical order a postulant wishing to follow the Sufi path to God.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Burton (1821–1890), explorer and author. From Arabic muršid person who gives right guidance, active participle of aršada to guide rightly.

Pronunciation

murshid

/ˈmʊəʃiːd/