Musleh al Umma Maulana Shah Wasiullah Allahabadi (Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘A genuine (muhaqqiq) Spiritual mentor’s (Shaykh) job is to inform the disciple of his shortcomings.
That is what I (personally) practice. And then I evaluate how much sinful involvement has he (the disciple) abandoned.
I do not inquire about the litanies (wird) recited. Brother! If you recite the wird you will for sure get inspiration (warid). This is an affair between you and Allah. Your reward will be according to the effort you put in. ‘
Majales Musleh al Umma ra, volume 6, page 129