Consulting Murshid for Marriage and Travel (Mercy Oceans)


Asalam o alaykum wrh wbr

In Mercy Oceans Book 2, P.19 it is written:

For a humble mureed following a murshid, if he is consulting the murshid in every matter it is good, but for three things it is a must. These are marriage, divorce, and far journeying.

I am not a mureed but a mubtadi‘. I gave baya to Shaykh Mehmet in UK last year in June. Now I wish to get married and I also need to travel again to UK and I live in Pakistan.

Do I have to go to Cyprus and consult Shaykh Mehmet about my marriage and also if I should go back to UK to continue my studies? Or can I somehow consult him on phone about it? Would it be bad, sinful or dangerous if I get married or travel without consulting Shaykh Mehmet? Please advise me.

Jazakumullahu khayr


wa `alaykum salam,

A mubtadi` is still a mureed, i.e. these same conditions apply.

As for the baya`, it is always referred to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani.

You may consult Shaykh Mehmet, Shaykh Hisham or Shaykh Adnan in this matter, but only one of them.

Taher Siddiqui

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