An individual inquired what was meant by the commonly known saying that at the time of baiyah the pious masters bestow nisbet.
Hakim al Umma Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Allah have mercy on him) replied,
‘At the time of baiyah there is an overall (ijmalan) bestowal of nisbet. That is, a comprehensive relationship with Allah is created. Establishing a bond with the pious (ahl al Allah) is like creating a bond with Allah. Baiyah induces a sophistication in this bond with Allah.’
Husn al Aziz, Malfuzat e Hakim al Ummat ra, volume 17, page 306