Pledging allegiance, also known as Taking Bay’th or Bayah. It is a tradition from the times of our Beloved Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.
The meaning of Bai’at or pledging allegiance is to totally surrender yourself to your Spiritual Leader(Awyliah, Faqeer, Prophet, Messenger appointed). The (Murshid) Teacher guides you to walk the path of Tariqah and helps the talib(seeker) annhiliate their ego existence through Spiritual discipline and following the way of the Murshid, which takes the Mureed (student) in the existence of Allah T’ala (God Almighty)
For a seeker to learn expertise in a specific field, He must go to a Master of that field. It is no different when it comes to your journey of self realization. The Murshid is the Master of the field and He takes the seeker into a journey within the soul.
It is essential to have a Expert Guide in the path of religion. Master Mastwaar Qalandar teaches that Shariat is a rose, when that rose grows scent then develops and walks into Tariqat which is a branch of that shariat, then He experiences Marifat (Gnosis) in the path of Tariqat which is another branch of shariat, then He goes into a state of Haqiqat which is the Divine experience of Shariat. Following the system of Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam.
Quran says: “Certainly, Allah wsa pleased with the believers when they pledged allegiance to You, [O Muhammad], under the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquility upon them and rewarded them with imminent conquest.” [Surah AL-Fath 48:18]
“Those who swear allegiance to you [O Dear Prophet Muhammad- Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam], do indeed in fact swear allegiance to Allah; Allah’s Hand of Power is above their hands; so whoever breaches his oath, has breached his own greater promise; and whoever fulfills the covenant He has with Allah- so very soon Allah will bestow upon him a great reward” (Allah’s hand used as symbol to show Man Allah’s power).[Surah Al Fath 48:10]
Peer Syed Mahmood ul Hassan Shah Khaki teaches that Bay’th is a connection of the heart. One must seek sincerely and journey in their life to come to their own decision. This is an essential decision seeker makes for Himself to surrender His will for Allah’s will through making the oath of allegiance. It is a very sublime journey for the one that experiences this state.
Today we are fortunate that we have found Mastwaar Qalandar, who is lineage of Hassani and Husseini Sayyed. Who has pledged allegiance to Him they are are all proud. Happy is your tree on the same path as the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Beloved Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam says:
“If for one, there is no mentor, then to guide Him is the devil.
Mastwaar Qalandar is given the knowledge that the wine of sight. The mentor may be in any part of the world and it is aware of his Disciple. We urge all seekers to find the true path of surrendering the ego by the way of Bay’th.
This guide, which is the mission of love is being mastwaar convoy moving his eyes from needless hardships and proud traditional walk. There came a time when at least the length and breadth and depth that you can feel your inner spirituality. Just do not make your heart Fund scholarships and need long walk and take everything that you will keep in your thoughts. As you would imagine with God think you’ll get it.
In the next step you are to pledge allegiance to being told how.