Sayyidi wa sanadi Shaykh Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him)instructed a mureed,
‘To develop a sound understanding (fehem) of religion reading Hakim al-Ummat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanavi ra’s discourses (mawaiz) and talks (malfoozat) is essential.”
Also, Shaykh frequently inquires from his mureed how many of these lectures and talks have they read.
In his letter ‘instructions to the those who have authority to guide others in the spiritual path (mujazeen)‘ Shaykh highly stresses this. He instructs that these discourses, (Tarbiyat us Salik) and spiritual talks should be read daily as a routine.
Darul Uloom Karachi, August 2002