An aspirant wrote complaining that he did not feel any effect of the dhikrullah in his heart.
Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) replied,
“What do you think is desired effect of dhikrullah?
Increasing relationship with Allah (ta’luq ma’ Allah) is the main objective of doing dhikrullah.”
Tarbiyat us Salik, volume 1, page 155