A seeker wrote,
As per your instruction I do not look towards the states (kaifiyat) and results (summerat) (of spiritual works being carried out). However, I desire that I achieve an iota of piety (taqwa) and a strong perpetual connection with Allah (nisbet).
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah protect and preserve him) replied,
“Do you desire these achievements or the awareness of having achieved these?
The first desire is appropriate, whereas, the latter inappropriate (for a sincere seeker).’