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Bait with some Saint or (Bzurg)

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IS IT MUST TO DO BAIT I have spent a lot of time with the Tablighi Jammat and keep going with them regularly. We keep hearing from brothers in the line of Ziker about the Bait and its implications and positive effects, they also say if you do not have a spiritual guide then shaytaan becomes your Ameer.
I want to know, (1) Is it must to do bait and if bait is not done the person will be committing a sin. (2) How to find a Wali and be sure that he is the right person to do bait. (3) If bait is made and the person to whom bait is made he stop from going with Jammat then what to do.

Answer
In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Bay’ah is not an essential aspect of Islam and one
will not be sinful for this.

However, one’s spiritual reformation is essential and
it is generally experienced that the best way to go
about this is to adopt the company of a pious person
(a spiritual guide who has received Ijazah from a
reputable and authentic Shaikh) to whom one can relate
to regarding one’s spiritual weaknesses and bad habits
and act upon his advice.

It is very much like consulting a Doctor for one’s
physical sicknesses. Being qualified and a specialist
in the field of medicine, he is considered the best
person to consult when one falls sick. Likewise,
common sense would dictate the same for spiritual
sicknesses as well as progressing in the path of
sulook through developing a greater sense of awareness
of Allah (SWT), becoming ware of the deception of the
Nafs and Shaitaan, etc.

The actual act of taking Bay’ah will make the whole
process of self-reformation more formal and will help
the Mureed to take the path of sulook with
seriousness.

(2) Finding a Shaikh – This very much depends on
‘Munasabat’ i.e. compatibility. In order to derive
benefit from one’s sheikh, one has to find him
approachable and compatible. Therefore, it is
advisable not to hasten when in search of a Sheikh.
Rather, one should initially consult a number of
Shuyookh, observe their Majaalis, sit in their company
before eventually deciding. Istikharah should also be
made.

(3) An authentic Sheikh will not stop his Mureed from
going in Jamaat unless he perceives a specific issue
which is acting as barrier for the mureed’s
reformation. This will not be on the basis of personal
conflict with the actual effort of Tabligh bur rather
for a malady which the sheikh may have noticed within
the Mureed, in which case it would be essential for
the mureed to comply.

And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
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(Mufti) Abdullah Patel
Halal Food Guide

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