Shaykh Mawlana Mohammad Yaqub Nanotawi (Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘The accepted path is rooted in the following of Sunna.
This following is in obvious and esoteric affairs, beliefs and actions.
The reality of following the Sunna in our era is avoidance of innovations and traditional rituals (rusoom).’
Maktubat e Yaqubi ra, page 11