THE GIST OF TASAWWUF 

A) Allaamah Sulayman Nadwi came and asked me for advice. I was perplexed as to what advice do I give such a great Allaamah? It came in my mind to say the following: Moulana! The gist of this path is to annihilate oneself.

B) Regarding a certain person Hadhrat said: He was a religious person but he had one defect; he considered himself to be a religious person. The need was for annihilation.

-Malfooz Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi Rahmatullah Alayh