An individual commented,
‘We have seen people who did not reform (islah) their lower self (nafs) staying in khanqah, however, those working in (Tablighi) jamat achieved this.’
Mawlana Abdur Rehman Jami khalifa mujaz e sohbet of Shaykh Wasiullah Allahbadi (Allah have mercy on them) replied,
‘The reasons why the reformation of an individual who stays in khanqah does not occur are;
Either, that specific khanqah is not a reformative khanqah (to begin with)
Or the that individual is involved in practicing hypocrisy (nifaq e amli). He deceives the Shaykh and progresses only in his hypocrisy.’
Halaat e Muslih al-Ummat ra, page 370
Hypocrisy: a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
Hypocrisy is the opposite of sincerity (ikhlas).