During the initial period of his islah, Shaikh Dr Abdul Hayy Arifi (Allah have mercy on him) prohibitted Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) from giving any lectures, talks and speech.
If anyone pressurized him to do so he was directed to get permission from Shaikh ‘Arifi. This needed lot of courage and was a very good method to excuse.
These types of methods applied in islah are the ones that bring reformation of moral characteristics and finally lead to a firm relationship with Allah.
The awrad, dhikr and wazaif assist and facilitate this process of islah.