Prelude to excessive remembrance

A mureed wrote,

“I perform dhikr of the Supreme Name (is’m dhat: Allah! Allah!) 1000 times daily after noon (dhuhur) prayers. Will it be appropriate if I increase it to 3000 times?”

Hadhrat Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) replied,

“It will be most appropriate to do so, if you can ensure to be steadfast.”

Islahi khutoot