Hakim al Umma Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) instructed a spiritual seeker to perform muraqaba e etihad. That is, to contemplate that Shaikh and I have become one.
This seeker wrote a letter and made reference to it. (It was read out in the gathering of seekers)
On a question (by one of the attendees) regarding this Hakim al Umma replied,
‘In issues related to the spiritual training I do not bind myself to didactic text. I instruct (seekers) whatever (appropriate to their state) comes to mind. Observing his (this seeker’s) congeniality (with myself) I instructed him this muraqaba.’
Husn al Aziz, volume 1, page 35-6