‘Baya with Mawlana

Question:

AsalamuAlaikum,
I am a Shia Muslim, and I follow the fiqh of Imam Ja’far Shadiq. I recognize and respect that the beliefs of my Sunni brothers are different. However, I prefer to look at the commonalities between us both.
At the end of the day, we recite La Ilaha Il Allah, Muhammadan Rasoolallah. The friends of Shaytan want us to be separate, they succeed when we are divided.

I’ve been attending to Suhbahs in Singapore, and I’m interested and in love with the vital guidance and heavenly spiritual lights to guide the mureeds. I would like to be one of Mawlana’s mureeds eventhough I abide to the teachings of Ahl al-Bayt.
What is my position if I want to `baya with Sheikh Nazim?
I believe there are many ways and path to be close to The Almighty.

Apologies for my arrogance, ignorance and bad manners.

Allhamulla sale ala Muhammad.

Answer:

wa `alaykum salam,

from Naqshbandi.org:
The seeker must follow a perfect Master able to guide him to the way of Allah, Almighty and Exalted, and to illuminate for him that way until he reaches the State of Annihilation. The seeker must give his oath and his promise to his guide, to learn from him how to leave his bad manners and to lift himself to better conduct in order to reach the Perfect Knowledge of Spirituality.

The day when wealth and sons avail not (any man).
Save him who bringeth unto Allah a whole heart (unblemished).
And the Garden will be brought nigh for those who ward off (evil).
The Holy Qur’an {26:88-90}

Therefore turn away from whoever has turned away from Our remembrance and has desired only the life of this world.
This is the extent of their knowledge; indeed your Lord well knows one who has strayed from His path, and He well knows one who has attained guidance. And to Allah only belongs all whatever is in the heavens and all whatever is in the earth, in order to repay those who do evil for what they have done, and give an excellent reward to those who do good.Those who avoid the cardinal sins and lewdness, except that they approached it and refrained; indeed your Lord’s mercy is limitless; He knows you very well – since He has created you from clay, and when you were fetuses in your mothers’ wombs; therefore do not, on your own, claim yourselves to be clean; He well knows who are the pious.
The Holy Qur’an {53:29-32}

This is a message: let whoever will take a path to his Lord. But none of you have the will unless God wills. For God is All-Knowing, completely Wise. God admits anyone at will to divine mercy, but for the unjust has arranged an intense agony.
The Holy Qur’an {76:30-31}

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim has said,

“I am a simple servant weak servant of Allah and now making me to address to the whole world in this month from east to west and to change our ways to come on true way. And you can’t be on true way if you are not following true ones. Ask true ones, don’t ask that people giving to themselves empty titles. That is not important. Look and see a real believer and an obedient servant to his Lord and follow him. If not, this whole world going to be finished because the Day of Judgement is just on the door. O our Lord! Send us someone who can change our ways from bad ways to your direction!

O our Lord. Tawbah, tawbah, tawbah istaghfirullah. Nothing can save you, you may be Christian, Orthodox, Muslim, Shia, Wahabi or everything you can’t change . You can’t save yourselves if you are not changing your ways. O people! Don’t kill each other but try to remove the devils through yourselves! May Allah forgives me.

Tawbah ya Rabbee, tawbah.”

(from the suhbat,  Created in Light but Living in Darkness).

Alhamdulillah, we are welcoming you to take baya` with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. May Allah ta’ala bless and Guide you always!

Staff

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