A spiritual aspirant inquired how can one envision (tasawwur) Allah’s being (dhat)?
Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah sanctify his secret) replied,
“This envisioning (tasawwur) should be about the being of Allah as it may easily be possible. There is no specific method to do so. It is better to contemplate that He is watching me.
And at times when it is difficult to concentrate on this and stray thoughts are disturbing then one should be attentive towards his heart and imagine that it is reciting ‘Allah, Allah’.”
Tarbiyat us Salik, volume 1, page 143