I have for the last while been guided by a Naqshbandi shaykh and it has alhamdulillah been very beneficial for me. Where I am today is so far ahead of where I could have imagined. I never took bayah with this shaykh and now it seems I might have to move on. The only problem is my lack of ability to go and be in physical contact with the shaykh and I am assured that this is very important in the tariqa.
I am actually in a pretty isolated area with few muslims and a long way to anything for another couple years. I could try to keep doing what I'm doing for another couple years and then find a shaykh wherever I end up. Alternately I have been told about owaisiah tariqas that do not require the physical presence of a shaykh. This would be ideal for my situation, but I am somewhat unsure about the idea.
I had someone who I don't even know who they are send me a message in regards to the Naqshbandiah Owaisiah at http://www.owaisiah.com/ . Does anyone know anything about them or is anyone involved with them?
I also was encouraged to contact the Tareeqah Muhammadiyah people at http://www.zawiyah.org/ . I have been asking them questions and they are sending me some information, but I had the same questions about them. Is anyone involved with them or know anything about them?
Any general illumination on the topic of owaisiah tariqas would also be appreciated. Jazak'allah khair.