Hazrat Hakeem ul Ummah Mujaddid ul Millah, Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (RA) has said, “The only reliable method of loving Allah and loving the Messenger is that which is acquired through the Sunnah.”
Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddeen Rumi (rahmatullah alayh) has mentioned a story in his Mathnavi Sharief, of a worm that was told: “You will find a delicious, juicy grape on the grapevine.”
Having heard this, the worm began its journey up the grapevine. It soon came across a green leaf, and thinking it to be the delicious grape, it whiled away its entire life eating off that leaf, until it made its ‘qabr’ (grave) on that same green leaf.
Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi (DB) in his book “Dua- The Essence of Worship” shares a deep secret with his readers- A Secret for the acceptance of Dua. He says in his book: Some say: Hazrat we make a lot of dua’s but it is not accepted, students many times say that they are in difficulties, even the ulma’s and scholars request for dua’s.