BAYA’H-OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
BAYAH-OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Certainly Allah was well pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance to you under the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquillity on them and rewarded them with a near victory,—Sura Al-Fath, Ayah 18, Qur’an 48:18
After the time of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, the rightly guided successors followed the tradition of Bayah and connected the people to the Oath of Allegiance to Prophet.
After them, Awliya Allah became their successors and given bayath to the people and connected them to the oath of allegiance of Prophet,in an unbroken chain (Silsila). So that the Oath of Allegiance of all generations until last day are connected to Prophet through the Bayat to the Awliya Allah of every Century, through the Silsila of Well known tarikats (Sufi Ways) which Originated from the 12 Imams of the Ahlu Bayth and their children and followers.
Baya-Oath of Allegiance is first the step to Piety (Taqwa) and Wilayah (Sainthood)
In order to submit to (To obey Allah-Wa athi’ullah) Allah, you must submit to (wa athi’urasool) Rasool Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and to submit to Rasool Allah,you will submit to those who are charged with authority(wa ulool amri minkum) amongst you.
It is the order of the Quran and Sunnah of the rightly guided successors and verdict of many Islamic Jurists
4:59. Sura Nisa: O ye who believe! obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you.
Hadith:The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, delivered an admonition that made our hearts fearful and our eyes tearful. We said, “O Messenger of Allah, it is as if this were a farewell sermon, so advise us.” He said, “I enjoin you to have Taqwa of Allah and that you listen and obey, even if a slave is made a ruler over you. He among you who lives long enough will see many differences. So for you is to observe my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-principled and rightly-guided successors, holding on to them with your molar teeth. Beware of newly-introduced matters, for every innovation (bid’ah) is an error.”
[Abu Dawud & Al-Tirmidhi, who says it is an authentic hadith)
Verdict:“Whoever dies without an Imaam then he dies the death of jaahileeyah” (AHMAD, MUTAQQI AL HINDI in ‘Kanzul U’maal’ [1/103])
Check the history of any Imams and Awliya, they all were related to Sufism and to a Shaykh 🙂
Bayat-Oath of Allegiance
The Bayah has many categories.
- The Bayah of a beginner
- Th Bayah of a Scholar
- The Bayah of a Shaykh to another Shaykh in higher rank of Wilayah (Sainthood)
Obeying Shaykh means, you take the advise and commands of the Shaykh, which he only speak according to the “Ijazah” (Permission) from the chain of Saints which connect to Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah) be up on him). The Shaykh is responsible for what he order to you that you are responsible only on whether did you obey him or not!.
So obey Shaykh, do not question him or doubt in his commands. The way of the Shaykhs come with a hidden wisdom.
Follow the traditions of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in all sphere of life.
Observe the laws of Islam.
Imam Malik (94-179 H./716-795 CE)
Imam Malik (r) said, “Whoever studies jurisprudence (fiqh) and didn’t study Sufism (tasawwuf) will be corrupted; and whoever studied tasawwuf and didn’t study jurisprudence will become a heretic; and whoever combined both will be reach the Truth.” This saying is mentioned and explained in the book of the scholar ‘Ali al-Adawi with the explanation of Imam Abil-Hassan, a scholar of jurisprudence, vol. 2, p. 195.
Many corrupted people and heretics among us!
Shaykh Al Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir Al Qadri explains,Watch
Do zikr as much as you can and develop zikr to a 24hr habit like heart beat and breathing
Sincerity and Truthfulness:
On the authority of Tamim Al-Dari that the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said:
“Religion is nasihah.” We said: “To whom?” The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said: “To Allah and His Book, and His messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.”
On the authority of Abu ‘Abdullah al-Nu’man bin Bashir, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, say:
“Truly, what is lawful is evident, and what is unlawful is evident, and in between the two are matters which are doubtful which many people do not know. He who guards against doubtful things keeps his religion and honour blameless, and he who indulges in doubtful things indulges in fact in unlawful things, just as a shepherd who pastures his flock round a preserve will soon pasture them in it. Beware, every king has a preserve, and the things Allah has declared unlawful are His preserves. Beware, in the body there is a flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt, and behold, it is the heart.”
[Al-Bukhari & Muslim]
This hadith is clear evidence that “Purification of Heart” is most important. Tasawwuf (Sufism) is the science of purifications.
The Shari’a explains how to make Wudu(Ablution) to your body, Tasawwuf teach how to make ablution to your heart.
It is only Hypocrisy and false pride, which take people away from Awliya Allah and Sufism.
All the above are the steps to travel to the truth on the Path (tariqa)which will lead you to TRUTH
In Photo: Shaykh Habib Ali Jifri taking Oath of Allegiance-Bai’ath, with Sulthanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani:2010 Ramadan Picture