Nearness to Allah SWT

Qutube ‘alam Hazrat Mawlana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi ra said;

“A person’s nearness to Allah SWT is propotional to his distance from his ego and self (nafs)”

That is, from acting on the selfish and sinful desires of one’s ego.

Source: Advice for the Seeker, Sayings of Shaykh Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi ra by Mr. Altaf Mian sahib