Our master Shaykh Sayyid Ahmad Kabir Rifa’i (Allah have mercy on him) said,

‘Two things accelerate one’s progress in religion (deen). One of them is to remember Allah (dhikr) in solitude. And the other is excessive remembrance (i.e. acknowledgment, thankfulness) of the bounties and blessings of Allah.’

Hikmet e Rifai ra, Urdu translation of ‘al-Hikam al-Rifai’ by Mawlana Abdul Haleem Sharar ra, (First edition printed in 1916, second reprint 1967), page 35