Bayat/Intisab (Allegiance, Attachment, Taking Hand)

Bayat is the acceptance of a person the guidance of a murshidi qamil to reach marifatullah (divine closeness and knowledge) and submitting to him to carry out his service under the guidance and boundaries set by him.
Awliyas are the guides of the path of Allah. It is not possible to embark upon the path of marifatullah (divine closeness) without guide. The prophet of Allah went to miraj ubder the guidance of the angel Jibril. He has shown the way. This way they reached to Sidrai Muntaha. After this, an angel with the name of of RafRaf came. That angel has als guided the prophet of Allah to his station. After this, our prophet has seen Allah almighty by his bodily eyes in a timeless and spaceless manner. He has spoken with Allah almighty ninety thousand words.
Allah almighty commands: “Indeed, those who are giving bayat to you are giving bayat to Allah.” (12)
A brother who joins such an exalted door of salvation as Muhammadiyyah sufi path is considered to have given Bayat (allegiance) to Abdulqadir Jilani and anyone giving allegiance to him is accepted to have given allegiance to the prophet of Allah Muhammad Mustapha PBUH and accepted to have given allegiance to Allah.
When rivers mix into the sea water, they became sea water after mixing into the sea. A brother or sister joining to the door of saints of Allah, becomes one of the knights of the way of Allah. They are accepted as being from the jamaat of the saints together with the jamaat of Abdulqadir Jilani. The prayers and supplications of the murids – followers – are raised to the degree of acceptance together with the prayers of the saints.
We can explain the wisdom of taking hand as below:
Despite the fact that the animals which are killed by dogs are not clean, if a hunter gives hand to an animal and leaves it to catch a deer from the mountain and even kill the deer and bring it dead, its meat is considered halal and is eaten. Because that dog has taken hand and the action of hunting is attributed to the hunter and it is considered as if that animal has been hunted by the hunter. The actions of those giving bayat are also attributed to the ahlullah (saints) in the domain of Allah and considered in the domain of acceptance. For this reason, taking hand and serving at the door of the ahlullah (saints) means getting their spiritual himmat (power and help).
Now, the person who wants to turn toward Allah must start by giving bayat at
the door of the ahlullah.
Beyat is the statement of the Sufis handing over their wills to the will of the Murshid(training master), as beyat itself should be the statement of surrendering in the truest sense. From this point of view, some spiritual experiences are seen in those people who tie their hearts to their sheik. Those spiritual experiences, then passes to those Sufis to whom he himself gives hand. Inspiration is transmitted to them also. The Prophet of Allah says: “Whoever resembles someone, he is from him.”(13) Another point that is expressed by this hadith is that the murid(a Sufi term for Sufis meaning the one who asks for the truth) will share the shefaat(Sufi term for help and salvation) of the Prophet of Allah. Piece becomes a whole and thus, the Sufi ascents to the shefaat station in the Sufi Path. The Sufi does shefaat to his mother and mother. Murit‟s(sufi term for Sufis meaning the one who asks for the truth) will help to three to seventy people depending on their stations.

12 – Chapter Fath, Verse 10
13 – Abu Dawud, Libas 4; Ibn Hanbal, 2/50.

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