On Spiritual Progress and Dawah

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

How we do balance between concern for affairs of the dawah and concern for our own spiritual progress?

You need to make all of your dawah efforts a vehicle to purify the soul and illuminate it. You should also be glad when you find people that are engaging in dawah well because it takes some of the pressure off you. Your concern for dawah should not cause you to neglect to recite a portion of the Quran daily and spending some time in remembrance. Likewise, you should pray in congregation, perform the Sunnah prayers before and after the obligatory prayers and pray the Witr and Duha prayers, and give some money, even if only a little, daily in charity. You should have a routine of reading the books of the scholars of the spiritual way.