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Bayah&TheNecessityofaSpiritualGuide/MurshidexplainedthroughQuran&Ahadith

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Whoeverdiesanddidnotmakeanoathofallegiance(toaMuslimleader)hasdiedadeathofjahiliyah
(ignorance).[SahihMuslim,KitabulImmarah]
ContentsofArticle:
1.0Introduction:ThemeaningofBayat:
2.0QuotesfromQuran:
Incidentofbayahalridwan.
AllegiancetoProphetisallegiancetoAllah.
IncidentofProphetMusaandKhizr.
CovenantofallProphets
SeekthemeanstowardsAllah
Theadventofwordmurshid.
Obeyingaleader/Imam.
Adheringtothecovenant/pledge.
3.0QuotesfromAhadees:
3.1PledgeofAllegiancetoProphet(peacebeuponhim)
Pledgeofallegianceonhandsofprophet.
Incidentofbayahalridwan.
Womenspledgeofallegiancetoprophet
IncidentofAlaqabapledge.
Subjectofpledgeofallegiance
Advantageofpledgeandmercyofallah.
3.2PledgeofAllegiancetoCaliphs/Sahaba/Imam
PledgeofallegiancetoAbuBakr.
Pledgeofallegiancetocaliphs
Pledgeofallegiancetosahaba
PledgeofallegiancetoImamhavingauthority

PledgeofallegiancetoImammahdi
Obeyingaleader/Imam
Deviation/disobediencetoAmir.
TheonewhodieswithoutallegiancetoanAmir/leader(spiritualguide)
4.0Sayingsofpious
ExplanationofAayahseekclosenesstoallahbyHazratSheikhAbdulQadirJilani
ExplanationofSurahkahfbyHazratSheikhAbdulQadirJilani.
SayingofMawlanaJalaluddinRumi
SayingofImamAbuHanifa.
MorequotesbyHazratSheikhAbdulQadirJilani
5.0SummaryandConclusion
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1.0Introduction:ThemeaningofBayat
Pledgingallegiance,alsoknownastakingbayahorbayt,isatraditionfromthetimesofBelovedMessengerofAllah.
ThemeaningofBaiatorpledgingallegianceistototallysurrenderyourselftoaMuslimleadertoguideyoutoAllahTaala.Theonetowhomyousurrender,theonewho
helpsyoutowalkonthepathofShariahandTariqahisknownasaMurshidinArabic(teacher/guide/sheikh)andtheonewhofollowstheguideiscalledMureed
(Disciple)
Ifapersonwantstolearnanyartformorgainknowledge/sciencehewillseekhelpfromanexpertinthatfield.KnowledgeofdeenandtheAllahSubhanahuwaTaalaZaat
(Being)istheimportantknowledge,scienceanddifficultsecretintheuniverse.Itcanonlybeachievedwiththehelpofitsexperts.Onlytheexpertscanbeacceptedas
Murshids(guides).Theaimofthisarticleistodefinetheneedandnecessityofaguide.Theselectionofspiritualguide/qualities/ranksisdifferentdiscussionandwilldealt
separatelyinshallahazzawajalintheforthcomingarticles.
Pledgingallegiance(Bayah)isatraditionfromthetimesofBelovedMessengerofAllah.Thebayah&tajdeedeBayah(renewalofbayah)usedtotakeplaceinthetimeof
theHolyProphet(sallallaahualaihiwasallam),followedbykhulfaerashideen,Sahabaradiallahutalaanhuandgenerationsafterthatuntilnow.
ThoughtheindexquoteshouldsufficetounderstandthenecessityofpledgingallegiancetoaMuslimleader,morereferenceshavebeencitedfromQuranandAhadeesfor
betterunderstanding.
2.0QuotesfromQuran:
ThebayahisestablishedintheQuran,thebayahwasgiventotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)notonlyaspartofthebeliefinIslamandhismessengershipbutalsoas
partofhisauthorityandorganizationoftheaffairsoftheMuslimsinthedeenandduniya:

OncesuchexampleiswhentheNobleCompanionspledgedoathtoProphetunderthetree(BayahAlRidwan),beforeAlHudaibatreaty.Inthisincident,eachCompanion
placedtheirhandinthehandoftheBelovedProphet,andaffirmedtheirfaithintheonenessofAllah(tawheed).
ThisincidentisreportedintheHolyQuran,whichstates,
1)CertainlyAllahwaspleasedwiththebelieverswhentheypledgedallegiancetoyou,[OMuhammad],underthetree,andHeknewwhatwasintheirhearts,soHesent
downtranquillityuponthemandrewardedthemwithanimminentconquest.[SurahAlFath48:18]
MoreevidencefromtheQuran:
2)TheonewhogivesbayaahismakingapromiseinfrontofAllahtoworshipAllahbyclingingtotheIslamicsystem.
Thosewhoswearallegiancetoyou(OdearProphetMohammedpeaceandblessingsbeuponhim),doindeedinfactswearallegiancetoAllahAllahsHand*ofPoweris
abovetheirhandssowhoeverbreacheshisoath,hasbreachedhisowngreaterpromiseandwhoeverfulfilsthecovenanthehaswithAllahsoverysoonAllahwillbestow
uponhimagreatreward.(allahshandusedasametaphortomeanAllahspower).[SurahAlFath48:10]
3)Allahazzawajalsays
OdearProphet(Mohammedpeaceandblessingsbeuponhim)!IfMuslimwomencomehumblytoyoutotakeoathofallegiancethattheywillneitherascribeanypartner
toAllah,norsteal,norcommitadultery,norkilltheirchildren,norbringtheliethattheycarrybetweentheirhandsandfeet,nordisobeyyouinanyrightfulmatterthen
accepttheirallegianceandseekforgivenessfromAllahforthemindeedAllahisOftForgiving,MostMerciful.[SurahMumtahenah60:12]
4)ItisrecordedinSuraKahf,whereAllahhadorderedHazratMusa(AlaihisSalaam)toseekthecompanyofHazratKhizr(AlaihisSalaam)togaincertainhidden
knowledgethatAllahhadbestoweduponHazratKhizr(peaceandblessingsbeuponhim).[SuraKahf18,verses6582]
5)AllahazzawajaltookthesolemnpledgeofallProphetsandMessengerstobelieveinthefinalMessengerandtosupporthim.Allahsays,
AndrememberwhenAllahtookacovenantfromtheProphetsIfIgiveyoutheBookandknowledgeandthe(promised)NobleMessenger(ProphetMohammedpeace
andblessingsbeuponhim)comestoyou,confirmingtheBooksyoupossess,youshallpositively,definitelybelieveinhimandyoushallpositively,definitelyhelphimHe
said,Doyouagree,andacceptMybindingresponsibilityinthismatter?Theyallanswered,WeagreeHesaid,Thenbearwitnessamongstyourselves,andIMyselfam
awitnesswithyou.[SurahAlmran3:81]
6)AndrememberOdearProphet(Mohammedpeaceandblessingsbeuponhim)whenWetookacovenantfromtheProphetsandfromyouandfromNooh,and
Ibrahim,andMoosa,andEisathesonofMaryamandWetookafirmcovenantfromthem,SothatHemayquestionthetruthfulregardingtheirtruthandHehaskept
preparedapainfulpunishmentforthedisbelievers.[SurahAhzab33,verses7&8]
7)OPeoplewhoBelieve!FearAllah,andseekthemeanstowardsHim,andstriveinHiscause,inthehopeofattainingsuccess.[SurahMaidah5:35]
8)whomeverAllahguidesonlyheisthereforeguidedandwhomeverHesendsastrayyouwillneverfindforhimafriendwhoguides.[SurahKahf18:17]

(ThewordMurshidhascomefromthisverse18:17)
9)ThegeneralimplicationofthefollowingayahalsomakesthebayahtotheImaamobligatorybecauseitisthemethodtoenterintotheshariahsystem,structureand
authorityalongwiththebeliefs
Oyouwhobelieve!ObeyAllah,obeythemessengerandthoseinauthorityamongstyouandifyoudifferinanythingbetweenyourselvesthenreferitbacktoAllahandHis
messengerifyoubelieveinAllahandtheLastDay.Thatisbetterandmoresuitableforfinaldetermination.(SurahNisa4:59)
Therearemanyotherayahsindicatingtheobligationoftheshariahauthority,unityandtheprohibitionofdisunityinaqeedahorauthorityingeneralhowevertheselected
onearequoted.Inshallahtheforthcomingsectionswillshedmorelightclarifyingwhatisauthorityandhowisitpassedoninchain.
10)AndfulfilthecovenantofAllahwhenyouhavemadethepromise,anddonotbreakyouroathsafterratifyingthem,andyouhavemadeAllahaGuarantoroveryou
indeedAllahknowsyourdeeds.[SurahNahl16:91]
11)andfulfilthepromiseindeedthepromisewillbeaskedabout.[Surahbaniisrael17:34]
AsseenintheaboveversestheQuranisencouragingthepeopletogivetheiroathandtokeeptheiroathtotheProphet(peacebeuponhim),wholeadsthemtothe
presenceofAllah,AlmightyandExalted.InitiationofbayahmuslimswasdoneinthetimeoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)andcontinuedafterhisphysicaldeparture
fromourvision.
TheCompanionsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)gavebayahtothecaliphsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)afterhisphysicalpassingawayfromtheworld.Itis
narratedthroughthebooksofSirahoftheSahhabathattheSahabagavebayahtoAbuBakrasSiddiq,thetoUmaribnalKhattab,thentoUthmanibnAffan,toAli,to
Muawiya,andtoallthecaliphswhocamelater,astheyhadgivenittotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
3.0QuotesfromAhadees:
AccordingtotheSunnahoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim),theoathwastakenfrommen,women,asagroup,asagrouporasindividuals,andfromchildrenasnarrated
byImamBukhariandMuslim.
TheCompanionsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)gavebayahtothecaliphsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)afterhisphysicalpassingawayfromtheworld.Itis
narratedthroughthebooksofSirahoftheSahhabathattheSahabagavebayahtoAbuBakrasSiddiq,thetoUmaribnalKhattab,thentoUthmanibnAffan,toAli,to
Muawiya,andtoallthecaliphswhocamelater,astheyhadgivenittotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
Thereareseveralahadithdiscussingtheincidentsofbayahonvariousoccasionssuchasbayahalridwan,bayahalaqaba,hijrah,jihad,oathforlisteningandobeyingto
muslimleaders/imam,renewalofbayahetchoweveragainonlyfewareselectedtolimitthearticle.Thosewhoareinterestedcaneasilygetmorequotesinbooksand
particularvolumesreferredbelow.
3.1PledgeofAllligiancetoProphet(peacebeuponhim):

a)AbdurRahmanibnRazinsaid,WepassedbyazZubdaandweretold,ThereisSalamaibnalAkwa.Iwenttohimandhegreetedus.Thenhebroughtouthishands
andstated,WiththesetwohandsIofferedallegiancetotheMessengerofAllah,mayAllahblesshimandgranthimpeace.Heheldouthispalmwhichwasashugeasa
camelsfoot,andwegotupandkissedit.
Reference:AlAdabalMufradAlBukharibyImamBukhari.GreetingsChapter445HadithNo973.
b)NarratedJabirbinAbdullah:OnthedayofAlHudaibiya,AllahsApostlesaidtousYouarethebestpeopleontheearth!Wewere1400then.IfIcouldseenow,I
wouldhaveshownyoutheplaceoftheTree(beneathwhichthepledgeofallegiancewasgivenbyus),Salimsaid,Ournumberwas1400.AbdullahbinAbiAufasaid,
Thepeople(whogavethepledgeofallegiance)undertheTreenumbered1300andthenumberofBaniAslamwas1/8oftheEmigrants.(SahiBukhari,Book59,Hadith
475)
c)NarratedUrwa:HazratheAishathewifeoftheProphet,said,AllahsApostleusedtoexaminethebelievingwomenwhomigratedtohiminaccordancewiththis
Verse:OProphet!WhenbelievingwomencometoyoutotaketheoathofallegiancetoyouVerily!AllahisOftForgivingMostMerciful.(60.12)HazratheAishasaid,And
ifanyofthebelievingwomenacceptedthecondition(assignedintheabovementionedVerse),AllahsApostlewouldsaytoher.Ihaveacceptedyourpledgeofallegiance.
Hewouldonlysaythat,for,byAllah,hishandnevertouched,anyladyduringthatpledgeofallegiance.Hedidnotreceivetheirpledgeexceptbysaying,Ihaveaccepted
yourpledgeofallegianceforthat.(SahiBukhari,Book60,Hadith414)
d)NarratedUbadabinAsSamit:whotookpartinthebattleofBadrandwasaNaqib(apersonheadingagroupofsixpersons),onthenightofAlAqabapledge:Allahs
Apostlesaidwhileagroupofhiscompanionswerearoundhim,Swearallegiancetomefor:
1.NottojoinanythinginworshipalongwithAllah.
2.Nottosteal.
3.Nottocommitillegalsexualintercourse.
4.Nottokillyourchildren.
5.Nottoaccuseaninnocentperson(tospreadsuchanaccusationamongpeople).
6.Nottobedisobedient(whenordered)todogooddeed.
TheProphetadded:WhoeveramongyoufulfillshispledgewillberewardedbyAllah.Andwhoeverindulgesinanyoneofthem(excepttheascriptionofpartnerstoAllah)
andgetsthepunishmentinthisworld,thatpunishmentwillbeexpiationforthatsin.Andifoneindulgesinanyofthem,andAllahconcealshissin,itisuptoHimtoforgiveor
punishhim(intheHereafter).UbadabinAsSamitadded:Sowesworeallegianceforthese.(PointstoAllahsApostle)[SahiBukhari,Book2,Hadith17]
3.2PledgeofAllligiancetoCaliphsandimams:
a)PledgeofAlligiancetoAbuBakr
Afterphysicalpassingawayofprophet,UmarrasaidtoAbuBakr,thatweelectyou,foryouareourchiefandthebestamongstusandthemostbelovedofallofusto
AllahsApostle.ThenUmartookAbuBakrshandandgavethepledgeofallegianceandthepeopletoogavethepledgeofallegiancetoAbuBakr.

ThedetailedhadithisnarratedbyhazratheaishaisrecordedinSahibukhari,Vol57hadith19.
b)PledgeofAlligiancetocaliphs
NarratedAbuHuraira:TheProphet(peaceandblessingsbeuponhim)said,TheIsraelisusedtoberuledandguidedbyprophets:Wheneveraprophetdied,another
wouldtakeoverhisplace.Therewillbenoprophetafterme,buttherewillbecaliphswhowillincreaseinnumberpeopleasked,OAllahsApostle!Whatdoyouorderus
(todo)?Hesaid,Obeytheonewhowillbegiventhepledgeofallegiancefirst.Fulfiltheir(i.e.theCaliphs)rights,forAllahwillaskthemabout(anyshortcoming)inruling
thoseAllahhasputundertheirguardianship.
[SahihBukhariVolume4,Book56,Number661]
c)PledgeofAllegiance(Bayt)tosahaba:
NarratedAbdullahbinDinar:WhenthepeopletooktheoathofallegiancetoAbdulMalik,AbdullahbinUmarwrotetohim:ToAllahsSlave,AbdulMalik,Chiefofthe
believers,IgivethepledgeofallegiancethatIwilllistentoandobeyAllahsSlave,AbdulMalik,Chiefofthebelievers,accordingtoAllahsLawsandtheTraditionsofHis
Apostleinwhateveriswithinmyabilityandmysonstoo,givethesamepledge.
(SahiBukhari,Book89,Hadith312)
d)Pledgeofalligiance(Bayt)toImam(HavingAuthority):
AbuHuraira(mayallahbepleasedwithhim)narratedontheauthorityofAbuBakrthattheMessengerofAllah(maypeacebeuponhim)said:Threearethepersonswith
whomAllahwouldneitherspeakontheDayofResurrection,norwouldHelooktowardsthem,norwouldpurifythem(fromsins),andtherewouldbeatormenting
chastisementforthem:
1)Apersonwhointhewaterlessdeserthasmorewater(thanhisneed)andherefusestogiveittothetraveler.
2)ApersonwhosoldacommoditytoanotherpersonintheafternoonandtookanoathofAllahthathehadboughtitatsuchandsuchpriceandhe(thebuyer)acceptedit
tobetruethoughitwasnotafact,
3)ApersonwhopledgedallegiancetotheImambutforthesakeoftheworld(materialgains).AndiftheImambestowedonhim(something)outofthat(worldlyriches)he
stoodbyhisallegianceandifhedidnotgivehim,hedidnotfulfiltheallegiance.(Sahimuslim,Book1,Hadith196)
e)PledgeofAlligiancetoImammehdi:
UmmSalamahrelates:sheheardthemessengerofallah,say:therewilllbedifferenceofopinionoverthedeathofthecaliph,(i.edifferenceonwhoshouldbeappointedas
thenextcaliph.onseeingthis)apersonfromthetribeofHashim(fearinghemaybeselectedtotaketheburdenofcaliphate)willleaveformakkahfrommedina.Some
peoplewillcomeandtakehimoutofhishousealthoughhewillresistit.Thentheytaketheoath(ofcaliphate)onhishandbetweentheblackstoneandstationofibrahim

(maqamibrahim)(onhearingthenewsoftheirallegiance)anarmywillsetouttowardsthemfromSyriabutitwillbecrushedintothegroundasitreachesBayda(aplain
betweenmakkahandmedina).afterthis,thesaintsofIraqandtheabdal(substitutes)ofSyriawillcallonhim.thena(sufyani)personwillcomefromsyria,hismaternal
relativesbelongingtothekalbtribe,hewilldispatchhisarmytowagewaronhim.Allahwilldefeatthem,resultinginthemfacingacatastophe.Thisisthebattleofkalb.so
anyonewho(doesnottakepartinthebattleofkalbandasaresult)doesnotshareinthebooty,willbeinloss.ThenthecaliphMahdiwilldiscovertreasuresanddistribute
themgenerously(amongthepeople).Islamwillbefullyestablishedonearth.peoplewillive(inthisstateofprosperityandcomfort)forsevenornineyears(thatispeople
willliveinpeachandcomfortuntilthedeathofMahdi)
Ref:AbuDawud,assunan,bookofmahdi(kitabalmahdi)Hadisnu.4287
f)Hadithonobeyingtheleaders:
TheProphet(Peacebeuponhim)said:ThereisnoProphetafterme,andthereisnoUmmahafteryou,soyoushouldworshipyourLordandsayyour5dailyprayers,and
fastinyourmonth(Ramadan),obeyyourleadersandthusentertheBlessedgardenofyourLord[ImamTabaraniinMujamalKabir,VolumeNo.8,Hadith7217]
g)Thosewhoseparatedfromamirwoulddiethedeathofonebelongingtothepreislamicdays.
Ithasbeennarrated(throughadifferentchainoftransmitters)ontheauthorityofAbuHurairathattheMessengerofAllah(maypeacebeuponhim)said:Whodefected
fromobedience(totheAmir)andseparatedfromthemainbodyoftheMuslimthenhediedinthatstatewoulddiethedeathofonebelongingtothedaysofJahillyya.And
hewhoiskilledunderthebannerofamanwhoisblind(tothecauseforwhichheisfighting),whogetsflaredupwithfamilyprideandfightsforhistribeisnotfrommy
Umma,andwhosofrommyfollowersattacksmyfollowers(indiscriminately)killingtherighteousandthewickedofthem,sparingnot(even)thosestaunchinfaithand
fulfillingnothisobligationtowardsthemwhohavebeengivenapledge(ofsecurity),isnotfromme(i.e.isnotmyfollower).(SahihMuslimBook20,Hadith4557)
h)Whoeverdiesanddidnotmakeanoathofallegiance(toaMuslimleader)hasdiedadeathofjahiliyah(ignorance).(SahihMuslim,KitaabalImaarah)
4.0Sayingsofpious:
Inregardstosurahmaida5:35,seekmeanstoapproachAllahHazratSheikhAbdulQadirJilanistatesinGhunyatutTalibeenthatamurshidistobeacceptedasalink
andamediatorbetweenhimselfandhislord,andalsoasamethodandameansbywhichtoattainhim.HefurthersaysthatthespiritualguidesaretheroadtoAllah,the
signpoststoit,andthegatebywhichitisentered.ForeveryseekerofAllahaspiritualguideisthereforenecessary.[HazratSheikhAbdulQadirJilani]
WhoevertravelswithoutaguideneedstwohundredyearsforatwodayjourneyMoulanaRumi.
InregardstoSuraKahfverses6582whereAllahhadorderedHazratMusa(AlaihisSalaam)toseekthecompanyofHazratKhizr(AlaihisSalaam)togaincertainhidden
knowledgethatAllahhadbestoweduponHazratKhizr(AlaihisSalaam).HazratShaikhAbdulQadirJilanisaysAllahhascausedittobeanormalstateofaffairsonthis
earthfortheretobeamurshid(guide)andamureed(seeker)afollowerandonewhoisfollowedfromthetimeofHazratAdam(AlaihisSalaam)throughtheeraofthe
variousProphets,HazratNoah(AlaihisSalaam),HazratEbrahim(AlaihisSalaam),HazratMusa(AlaihisSalaam),HazratIsa(AlaihisSalaam)andtheHolyProphet
Muhammad.TheSahabalearntfromtheHolyProphet,thentheTabainlearntfromtheSahaba,thentheTabeTabainlearntfromtheTabain.Inthisway,centuryafter

centurythemasteranddisciplesequencecontinuedwithoutabreakthroughthesaintsuntilthepresentperiodandwillcontinuetilltheadventofthefinalhour.
[GhunyaatutTalibeenHazratShaikhAbdulQadirJilani]
MaulvihargisnashudMaulaeRum,TaghulameShamsTabrizinashud
Maulana(religiousteacher)RumicouldneverhavebecomeMaulanaRum(SpiritualGuide)withoutsubmittingtoSpiritualGuideShamsTabrezMoulanaRumi.
ImamAbuHanifasaid,emphasizingtheimportanceofsittingatthefeetofaspiritualguideandteacher,Ifitwerenotfortwoyears,Iwouldhaveperished.Fortwo
years,IaccompaniedImamJafaralSadiqandIacquiredthespiritualknowledgethatmademeaknowerintheWay(i.e.Tasawwuf).[AdDurrAlMukhthar,Vol.1,page
43]
MawlanaJalaluddinRumistatesinhisMasnavi,Buttercannotbeacquiredwithoutmilk,asrecognitionofAllah(ilmebaatin)cannotbeobtainedwithoutaspiritualguide
orMurshid.
GhausulAzam(radiAllahuanhu)says:IfapersonisunabletodifferentiatebetweenatrueandfalseMurshid,heshouldperform2RakaatsNafilforachieving
recognitionofAllahatTahajjudtime.ThenheshouldaskAllahtoinformhimofthosepiouspeoplewhowillbeabletoguidehimontheRightPath.Heshouldbeseech
AllahtoshowhimthepersonwhowillintoxicatehimwithAllahsloveandadorntheeyesofhisheartwiththelightofAllahsclosenessandinformhimofunseen
happeningsthathepersonallywitnessed.(InshaAllahbydoingso,onewillreceivetheanswer)(AlFathurRabbani,pg.146)(Ifsomeoneisunabletodothisthenhe
shouldseektheadviseofawellversedSunniAalim.Attimes,peopletakeadvicefromtheignorantandbecomeMureedsofShaitaan.MayAllahTaalaprotectus)
HazratGhausulAzamHadratSheikhAbdulQaadirJailaniRadiAllahuanhubringshomethenecessityofaMurshidinabeautifulmetaphor.Hesays:Theheartisthe
plantationfortheAakhirah(Hereafter).SowtheseedsofImaaninyourheart.Irrigate,fertiliseandmatureitwithregulargooddeeds.Ifthereiskindnessandenergyin
theheartitwillbefertileandanabundantharvestwillresult.Shouldtheheartbeharshandcontemptuous,thesoulbecomesinfertileandbarrenandnocropwillbeable
togrow.Learnthisartoffarmingbyitsfarmers/experts,theAwliyaAllah.Donotthinkyouropiniontobesufficient.OurProphetSallaAllahualayhiwaSalamsays,Seek
helpineveryfieldfromanexpertinthatfield.(AlFathurRabbani,pg.202)
HazratGhausulAzamRadiAllahuanhusaid:Arrogance,hypocrisy,egoism,areallarrowsofShaitaanaimedatyourhearts.Oneshouldformulateastrategytodefend
oneselffromthisattack.ThecorrectstrategiesareexplainedanddemonstratedbytheMashaaikh(Guides).Youshouldheedtotheircommandsandactonthem.They
willguideyouonthepathofAllahSubhanahuwaTaalasincetheyhavealreadytravelledonthispath.AsktheiradviseonmattersrelatingtotheNafs(carnaldesires),
cravingsandotherweaknessesbecausetheyhavealsosufferedtheirconsequencesandarewellawareofthedangersandharmsofevildesires.Theyhavebattled
theseoveralongperiodoftimeandcanconfront,controlanddefeatthem.(AlFathurRabbani,pg.150)
5.0Summary&Conclusion:
TheBayatuTaaah[pledgeofobedience]isacontractoflisteningandobeyingbetweentheImaamandtheMuslims.
ThebayahisanagreementintheSightofAllah(swt)tofollowtheSunnahoftheMessenger(saw)inclingingtothejamahoftheMuslimsthroughthesystemofunityvia

theacceptanceofleader.ThisagreementtakesplacebetweentheImaamandthosepledgingtheirobediencetohim.TheImaamispromisedgeneralobedienceincluding
thementionedarticlesandinexchangeforthis,theonefulfillingthoseconditionswillgetparadise,aslongastheyavoidkufrandthemajorsins,andrepentforanylapses,
dedicatingtheirlivestotheworshipofAllahsubhanahutala.Theonetakingthebayahisalsobenefitedbyalloftheworldlyandspiritualconsequencesemanatingfromthe
systemofunityandtheImaamscommandinaccordancewiththeshariah.
TheBayahshouldnotbedoneasafashionorforthewordlygain,butdiscipleshouldtosubmitoneselfwholeheartedlytothetrueguidetoseekclosenesstoAllah,follow
thesunnahandtoadheretohiscommandsinaccordancewithsharia
ThroughthebayaahtheMuslimentersintothesystemofunityandIslamicauthoritybywhichtheQuranandSunnahhaveexplainedthestructureoftheIslamicwayoflife.
Asevidentfromquranandahadithpledgeofallegiancetoimam(trueguide/kamilmurshid)isobligationoneverymuslim.Atthesametimeitisnecessarytoidentifythe
guidewhomweselectsowewillnotfallinthewronghandsandtheonewhohasthecapacitytoleadthefollowersclosetoallahazzawajalandincreasespiritualstateofhis
followers/disciples.
(OAllah)GuideusontheStraightPath,ThepathofthosewhomYouhavefavoured[SurahFatiha5l6]