In the case of Mawlana Shaykh (Nazim) (q), (he has followers in) too many places, so he gives permission in order to spread the name of tariqah and the connection with the shaykh and that is what is enough for the time being.
Before, no! Before, they wanted you to study and finish all courses of Shari`ah in order that you begin with tariqah and to know it very well, and it is not standing on a stage and wanting everyone to admire you, because tariqah’s balance is very delicate. If you are not studying and learning and reading and doing your best in a humble way – not to think of yourself that you are a peacock standing on the stage and want everyone to speak nicely about you!
If you go like that to the stage you will lose, but if you go to the stage with inkisaaru ‘l-qalb, that, “Yaa Rabbee! I’m not that one. O Prophet! I’m not that one. O my teacher! I’m not that one. O gathering! I’m not that one. I’m trying my best, but I’m not that one (who is great)!” That’s what they like from their representative to go to the stage with a broken heart, that they are trying to do their best and this is what they can do, then he rest comes from awliya Allah.
~ Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani 🌹