Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said,
“In regards to obeying or not following the call of the heart (taqaza e qalb) there is further elaboration.
For a traveler on the path (salik) who has not as yet attained the annihilation of his base desires (fana e nafs) he should act against the calling of his heart.
For him who has been blessed by Allah (that is, he has achieved fana e nafs) he should do as per the call of his heart.”
Ifadatul yomiya, volume 10, page 70