Girl taking bay'at with a shaikh

Q: I wanted to seek you ulama's opinion with regards to an unmarried girl doing bai'at with a sheikh to do tazkiya of nafs. She is a girl studying online Aalimah course. Nowadays we can do bai'at by staying in our home itself via live program of any bai'at majlis, so no issue of hijab arises. But I wanted to know is it good to have bai'at with a sheikh for a woman, or she can do azkaar that are reported in ahadith shareef by her own without guidance of a sheikh? Hoping for a convincing advise.

A: Whatever the girl does it must be with the consent and the knowledge of her husband or her parents. It is not at all right that she has a direct communication with a shaykh.

Overall, the masnoon zikrs are permissible for all to recite, like istighfaar, durood shareef and the third kalimah. The permission has come from Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) directly.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)