Taking Bay’ah and Rectifying One’s Life – How do I go about doing it?

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I need  help with the following :

– I need to take Bay’at to a Shaykh to help me stay with Istiqaamat in my Deen but fail to know how to go about choosing a Shaykh? I was told to take someone of same temperament etc how do I determine this? I know from which place I would like to take bay’at InshaAllah but they are so many Shaykh in that place, how do I chose? How do I perform Istikhaarah for it?

– I’m addicted to watching YouTube videos. I really want to stop but find it very hard to. Please advise

– I have Umri Qadha Salah to do. I wasn’t praying till 18 so I have quiet a few years to replace. Please advice how I must go about it without feeling overwhelmed yet with the hope of finishing before passing away.

Please make Dua for my Imaan I really feel like a hypocrite and I’m not saying that out of humbleness. My outward and so called “deeni title” doesn’t match my inward and privacy. Really hoping for help.

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Dars-e-Hadith | Bukhari Shareef | Hadith 53

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حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْجَعْدِ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ أَبِي جَمْرَةَ، قَالَ كُنْتُ أَقْعُدُ مَعَ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، يُجْلِسُنِي عَلَى سَرِيرِهِ فَقَالَ أَقِمْ عِنْدِي حَتَّى أَجْعَلَ لَكَ سَهْمًا مِنْ مَالِي، فَأَقَمْتُ مَعَهُ شَهْرَيْنِ، ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنَّ وَفْدَ عَبْدِ الْقَيْسِ لَمَّا أَتَوُا النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ مَنِ الْقَوْمُ أَوْ مَنِ الْوَفْدُ ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالُوا رَبِيعَةُ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ مَرْحَبًا بِالْقَوْمِ ـ أَوْ بِالْوَفْدِ ـ غَيْرَ خَزَايَا وَلاَ نَدَامَى ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، إِنَّا لاَ نَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ نَأْتِيَكَ إِلاَّ فِي شَهْرِ الْحَرَامِ، وَبَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكَ هَذَا الْحَىُّ مِنْ كُفَّارِ مُضَرَ، فَمُرْنَا بِأَمْرٍ فَصْلٍ، نُخْبِرْ بِهِ مَنْ وَرَاءَنَا، وَنَدْخُلْ بِهِ الْجَنَّةَ‏.‏ وَسَأَلُوهُ عَنِ الأَشْرِبَةِ‏.‏ فَأَمَرَهُمْ بِأَرْبَعٍ، وَنَهَاهُمْ عَنْ أَرْبَعٍ، أَمَرَهُمْ بِالإِيمَانِ بِاللَّهِ وَحْدَهُ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ أَتَدْرُونَ مَا الإِيمَانُ بِاللَّهِ وَحْدَهُ ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالُوا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ شَهَادَةُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ، وَإِقَامُ الصَّلاَةِ، وَإِيتَاءُ الزَّكَاةِ، وَصِيَامُ رَمَضَانَ، وَأَنْ تُعْطُوا مِنَ الْمَغْنَمِ الْخُمُسَ ‏”‏‏.‏ وَنَهَاهُمْ عَنْ أَرْبَعٍ عَنِ الْحَنْتَمِ وَالدُّبَّاءِ وَالنَّقِيرِ وَالْمُزَفَّتِ‏.‏ وَرُبَّمَا قَالَ الْمُقَيَّرِ‏.‏ وَقَالَ ‏”‏ احْفَظُوهُنَّ وَأَخْبِرُوا بِهِنَّ مَنْ وَرَاءَكُمْ ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated Abu Jamra RadiyAllahu Anhu:

I used to sit with Ibn ‘Abbas and he made me sit on his sitting place. He requested me to stay with him in order that he might give me a share from his property. So I stayed with him for two months. Once he told (me) that when the delegation of the tribe of ‘Abdul Qais came to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam asked them, “Who are the people (i.e. you)? (Or) who are the delegate?” They replied, “We are from the tribe of Rabi’a.” Then Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said to them, “Welcome! O people (or O delegation of ‘Abdul Qais)! Neither will you have disgrace nor will you regret.” They said, “O Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam! We cannot come to you except in the sacred month and there is the infidel tribe of Mudar intervening between you and us. So please order us to do something good (religious deeds) so that we may inform our people whom we have left behind (at home), and that we may enter Paradise (by acting on them).” Then they asked about drinks (what is legal and what is illegal). Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ordered them to do four things and forbade them from four things. He ordered them to believe in Allah Alone and asked them, “Do you know what is meant by believing in Allah Alone?” They replied, “Allah and His Apostle know better.” Thereupon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “It means:

1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

2. To offer prayers perfectly

3. To pay the Zakat (obligatory charity)

4. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.

5. And to pay Al-Khumus (one fifth of the booty to be given in Allah’s Cause).

Then he forbade them four things, namely, Hantam, Dubba,’ Naqir Ann Muzaffat or Muqaiyar; (These were the names of pots in which Alcoholic drinks were prepared) (Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam mentioned the container of wine and he meant the wine itself). Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam further said (to them): “Memorize them (these instructions) and convey them to the people whom you have left behind.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 53]

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