Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu,
I was wondering if I was allowed to take Bay’ah of blessings within the Naqshbandi Haqqani order. I am already a mureed in a Qadri silsilah where my beloved Shaykh is alive. I love my Shaykh dearly but I am being drawn to Shaykh Nazim/Hisham. My primary Bay’ah would always be with my present Shaykh and Tareeqah but I was wondering if it was okay for me to take bay’ah for barakat from Shaykh Nazim/Hisham. Also, would I have to inform my Shaykh before taking additional bay’ah?
wa `alaykum salam,
You may do so, as baya` over baya` is “nur `ala nur, light upon light.” Ask permission from your Shaykh first and inform him it is only for baraka, baya` tabarruk.
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani