Saturday, August 28, 2010

Aspects of Permission

When a Shaikh makes a vice regent, a caliph, a khalifa he gives him Permission (ijazat) to take up the  responsibility of inner cleansing of other people. The Shaikh usually says that I am giving the permission on his present condition. The dogma of condition changed, advice changed applies here. Thus in some cases the Elders have withdrawn the Permission, saying that you do not have the capacity to bear this responsibility. They alos say that a person with Permission should not thing high of himself and a person whose Permission is withdrawn should not think low of himself. This is a matter of hereafter not of this world.

(Sitting (majlis) on Saturday, August 28, 2010)