A mureed wrote:
I can not recognize within myself any of the blame worthy moral traits. What should I do?
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him and allow us to benefit from him abundantly. Ameen!) replied;
“Read the section regarding the blame worthy morals in:
1. Tabligh deen (Urdu translation of “al-Arba’een” by Imam Ghazali), and
2. Basair-e-Hakeemul Ummat ra (A textbook of Tasawwuf by Dr. Abdul Hayy Arifi)
Reflect on each of these traits and search for their presence in your daily affairs.
Even after this if you do not see any of them, be thankful to Allah.
And if you feel or doubt their presence within your self then ask me.”