Hakim ul Umma Shaykh Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) said commenting on the verse 83 of surah Shu’raa:
“O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous”,
“A salik must not stop at any stage (during his spiritual quest).
He should always strive and aspire for more progress.”
Masail us Sulook min Kalam Malik ul Mulook, page 397