Shaikh al Mashaikh Haji Imdadullah mohajir Makki (Allah have mercy on him) instructed,
‘Sit as you sit in the jalsa of salah.
Bow your head forwards towards the knees.
Cleanse your heart (& imagination) from all other than Allah.
Be in the presence of Allah.
Recite أعوذ بالله و بسم الله and three time الله حاضري، الله ناظري، الله معي.
Then contemplate on its meaning.
That Allah is present, watching and is with me.
Put significant effort in this imagination until no awareness remains of other-than-Allah. Even the awareness of his/her own self vanishes.
If this contemplation and knowledge disappears very rapidly (after a session) then muraqaba is deficient.
(It must be acknowledged that) Initially one has to force one’s self to do the muraqaba. Then with persistent effort a time comes when returning back (to being neglectful of this imagination) becomes impossible.
However, one reaches this state gradually. Therefore, one should not abandon the effort due to initial hardship.’
Dhiya al Quloob, page 35
1st Rabi II 1435/1st February 2014