Faheem Uddin ,
Erum Irshad 
This study assumed that Sufism would have a positive influence that can lead to increase in satisfaction level. In Sufism, the disciple (murid) follows spiritual path under the guidance and supervision of a Sufi-master. This research investigated the relationships of religiosity with life satisfaction, hope and optimism. The study was designed to compare two groups of the disciples (murid) and non-disciples. It was hypothesized that disciples will score higher on life satisfaction and religiosity. The disciples & non-disciples (both enrolled as university students) selected through purposive sampling from the five public sector universities in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Index of Religiosity (IOR; Aziz & Rehman, 1996), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS; Diener et al., 1985), Adult Hope Scale (AHS; Snyder, et al., 1991), Life Orientation Test Revised (LOT-R; Scheier, et al., 1994) and Personal Information Sheet was administered to collect the data. The findings of the study revealed a significant difference between the disciples and non-disciples on religiosity and satisfaction with life. Religiosity was found to be positively related to life satisfaction as well as hope and optimism. This indicates that religiousness and the master-disciple relationship help boost positive emotions. This study has implications for the counselors and psychotherapists to improve the psychological well-being of clients.