Choosing a silsila for bay'at

Q: How is the Naqshbandi Owasia silsila for bay'at e tasawwuf? The current sheikh is Abdul Kadir Awan MZA who is the son of Hazrat Ameer Akram Awan ra.

This silsila claims that

- A Sheikh e kamil must able to take you in the court of Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and make Ruhani bay'at with Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

- This silsila is the only true silsila who is connected to darbar e nabawi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

- They claim to get benefit from a person in barzakh and the grave.

How is this silsila for bay'at? 

A: To say that the truth is confined to a particular silsilah is baseless. Any silsilah that adheres to the sunnat and the shaykh understands the whole path from the beginning to the end, his interest is in the hereafter, and he has been endorsed by his seniors, will be beneficial and great insha Allah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)