SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER SHAIKH
There are various reasons which induce a Mureed to search for a Shaikh other than the one who is his Shaikh. Among these reasons are:
Our precedent in this aspect is Hadhrat Haaji Imdaadullah Sahib (May Allah brighten his grave). Hadhrat Haaji Imdaadullah first was Mujaaz -e-Bayat in the Naqshbandiyyah Order. When his Shaikh died he made the Bayat to Hadhrat Mianjee Noor Muhammad Sahib (May Allah brighten his grave) in the Chishtiyyah Order. Haaji Imdaadullah did so because he had not yet attained satiation in the Spiritual Sojourn. Hadhrat Mianjee also conferred the Mantle of Mujaaz-e-Bayat to Haaji Imdaadullah Sahib. Today-, both Arab and Ajam have benefited from the fuyoodh (spiritual effulgence) and Barakaat (spiritual fortune) of Haaji Imdaadullah Sahib.
It is vital to remember that after having accepted another Shaikh, the Mureed should never be disrespectful to his former Shaikh, neither in word or deed not in his absence or presence. This applies even if the former Shaikh has happened to stray from the Shari'ah. Any such disrespect will prove calamitous for the Mureed.
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