Arif billah Hazrat Dr. Abdul-Hayy Arifi ra said:
It takes a considerable duration of time to pick up and understand the Sheikh’s style (the characteristic method, approach and its implementation in sulook). However, (once understood) one should completely adapt to it.
Each and every Sheikh has a unique style of his own.
It is essential to the understand and agree to it before becoming a mureed.
Only if this is present it is possible to benefit and progress.