Asalaamu alaikam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu! I was wondering whether i should do bayah or not to a sheikh that lives quite a distance. The reason why i want to give bayah to this sheikh is because i had this feeling that i couldnt describe when i met him for the first time and had many dreams about him. The problem is i want to study with the sheikh that i want to give allegiance too as well as visit the sheikh regularly and ask advice from him. I would only be able to talk to him about once a week, if i am lucky. I want to give allegiance but dont know if i should do bayah with the sheikh as i want to gain knowledge (which i would do this by studying with him, which i cant as we live quite a distance) & spiritual journey!
wa `alaykum salam,
You don’t choose your shaykh, rather your shaykh has been assigned to you from the Day of Promises. So you don’t need to think about who to take as your shaykh, rather look in your heart to find him.