On What to Focus on at the Beginning of the Path

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

What should the seeker focus on at the beginning of the path – rectifying the heart or focusing on etiquette (adab)?

Rectification of the heart is the pinnacle of adab, so the seeker’s concern should be purifying his heart and ridding it of faults and blameworthy qualities.