A spiritual seeker who had a regular islahi relationship for the previous five years wrote,
A thought that is repeatedly coming is to humbly request you for baiyah. Although, seeing my condition I feel ashamed to make such a request.
I apologize if this is (audacious) self-prescription) [khud raiy] or disrespectful (bay-adab) request. Whatever, you decide in this matter will insha-Allah best for me.
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) replied,
‘All praise is for Allah (alhumdulillah).
Now that the reality of baiyah has been clearly understood there is no reservation (in doing so). On your visit over the Eid ul Adha meet me in private and set an appointment. Insha-Allah we will act on this Sunna also. This is provided that you have not already taken baiyah with respected (Arif-billah Dr Abdul Hayy Arifi,) Allah have mercy on him. However, if you did, then there is no need (to repeat it).’