This is to initiate one’s self for the mere Barakah (Blessing) of joining a Silsila and this is the general idea or reason of today’s Bai’ats. This should, at least, be done with a good intention. If Bai’at is taken for mere worldly gain or any reason other than spiritual upliftment, then such Bai’at is Baatil (null and void). The great Mujaddid, Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza (radi Allahu anhu) states: “The above Bai’at is not useless, but beneficial, in fact, very beneficial and profitable in Deen and Dunya. At least, his name would be recorded in the books of the Beloved of Allah (Mehboobaan-e-Khuda). By just having a link with a spiritual order (Silsila) is by itself a great fortune and blessing”. A divine link is connected with the Awliya and Saleheen. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) says that His Rabb, the All Powerful and Almighty Allah says. “There are those people who, by merely sitting with them, one will never become a Kaafir”. (This refers to the Awliya)

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