I’ve been wondering for some time if I should be bayah with Sheikh Nazim himself. I’ve been advised to wait for some time until I learn more and increase my knowledge of Islam. As I’ve been advised I think I should do adab to this advice, but I need help to decide which way I should go. What do you suggest?
Wa `alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah,
If you heart says to take baya`, do so via Shaykh Nazim, or through one of his representatives that connects you to Shaykh Nazim. You may take baya` online via the Naqshbandi Website and renew it when you see Shaykh Nazim or Shaykh Hisham, Shaykh Adnan, or Shaykh Muhammad (Shaykh Nazim’s son).
InshAllah, your heart and soul is already connected and you can continue studying and listening to Suhbats of our mashaykh on Sufilive.com. Shaykh Nazim carries the authority to give baya` from beginners all the way to Islamic scholars.
W ‘allahu `alam.