The Key

It doesn’t matter how many tasbihs you hold, or how many mawlids you attend, or how many shuyukh you accompany, or how many claims you make, or how many ijazahs you collect – if you look down on any believer and you have arrogance in your heart – you are a false claimant to this path. You’re not a person of Tasawwuf. Tasawwuf is nothing but good character and humility. If you think for a second that you are more pious than another Muslim because you do such-and-such action and you sit in the gatherings of so-and-so then you have destroyed your actions.

 Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz