Signs of being ‘sahib e nisbet’

Nisbet” or ta’aluq ma’Allah (a strong, agreeable and perpetual relationship with Allah, Most High) is the goal of every salik.

Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said regarding the signs of a person having this blessing,

“In company of such an individual there should be an effect of being drawn towards the Hereafter (akhira) and a displeasure for the wordly (dunya).  And, more religious minded people should be attracted to him than those immersed in worldly issues.

However, it is uncommon to perceive these signs.  Particularly the first one is infrequent to be felt by the common heedless individuals, whereas its recognition is easier for those traversing the path.”

Ma’asir e Hakim al-Umma ra, page 280