A 17 year old A-Level student wrote,
At this present time what are my duties as a salik and what do you expect from me so that i can try my best and dont disappoint you?
The following answer was given by his mentor,
Wa alaykum as salaam wrwb.
MashaAllah. This thought (fikr) is reflective of your yearning (talab) (to gain Allah’s pleasure). May Allah increase it more with afiyet. Ameen.
It is essential
1. To fulfill the daily essential (faraiz), highly recommended (wajibaat) and Sunna actions
2. Abstain from all that is sinful
3. Fulfill your duties as a son and a student
All of the above to the best of your abilities.
Structured daily routine, heartfelt supplications (dua) and some basic daily recitation & readings (mamoolaat) facilitate all of the above.
Muhtaj e dua