Sense of self grandeur

Sayyid wa sanadi Shaikh Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) said,

‘Haji Imdadullah mohajir Makki (Allah have mercy on him) used to say that an individual who maintains a sense of grandeur and hype about his personality has not even scented the smell of this path (Tasawwuf).

Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) used to say repeatedly that the very first and the final steps in Tasawwuf are (increasing levels of) self effacement (fana).’

Suanday waaz 17th June 2012, Dar ul Uloom, Karachi