Bismillahir Rehmanir Raheem
Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmatullah,
I want to ask that in this tariqat many peoples are coming and taking bayah online or face to face, but most of them are beardless or shave their beards. What is the authenticity of their baya?
I read in books that a bayah is on fulfilment of Shariah and who violates this has broke his bayah and who broke his bayah has destroyed him completely there is nothing remains in him after.
Wa `alaykum salam,
See Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani’s answers in the Posts “To keep or not to keep the practice of Rasullah S.A.W” and “What breaks baya`.”
In a suhbah given on January 4, 2014, Mawlana Shaykh Hisham (q) said:
In the previous times, they would not give baya` so easily and our shuyookh, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (q), Grandshaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani (q) and the entire Naqshbandi Golden Chain, were not authorized to give baya`. I remember that Grandshaykh (q) gave baya` to only two people and no one else, because baya` has conditions. You have to really study Shari`ah, meaning you must finish your courses of tafseer, hadith, Qur’an and fiqh. When you build your infrastructure is when they give you baya`.
So baya` is not so cheap, but when Grandshaykh (q) passed away and the tariqah came in the hand of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q), he traveled a lot and saw the great darkness that is spread across the world. He wanted everyone to be dressed with Allah’s Rahmah. So he was giving baya` to anyone who would come and ask for it, whether physically, by telephone, by website or by any of the representatives who are scattered all over the globe, as Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) has thousands of representatives. They are authorized to give baya` to spread that Rahmah. So this is a Rahmah that we are blessed with and that is why the baya` is now given without checking, only in the name of baya` that brings Rahmatullah. May Allah bless us, forgive us and accept from us. Bi hurmati ‘l-habeeb, bi hurmati ‘l-Fatihah.