A seeker asked if sayyidi wa sanadi Hadhrat Mawlana Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) accepts request for baya’.
Following is the response,
Hadhrat (may Allah allow us to benefit from him abundantly) usually does not take baya’ from anyone up front.
It is only when he feels that the seeker has recognized the true meaning of this commitment then he does so. For some this duration is in months for others it may be longer. For example, an individual waited 4 years and his wife 14 years before the ritual of allegiance (baya’) took place.
In the mean duration one is supposed to do what is being told and provide regular feedback. This is the reality of baya’.