A Qualified Shaikh

“A qualified Shaikh with baseerat (spiritual insight/wisdom) is able to understand if the mureed’s action is for nafsaani pleasure or for following the Sunnah. Pleasure after delivering a lecture, the heart trapped in things besides Allah, being bereft of solitude, not deriving pleasure in Salaat, but deriving pleasure in lecturing, and to be ever ready to participate in jalsahs (functions) are the signs of a ruined heart.”

(Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi Rahmatullahi alaih)