On Receiving Spiritual Gifts and not being distracted by them

Every believer generally and those taking the spiritual path specifically should perform their obligations with excellence and strive for presence therein while seeking to strengthen their certainty. Whatever spiritual gifts – such as tranquillity, serenity and a feeling of connection – they receive in the course of that are from Allah and go back to Him. They are not theirs. Seekers continue to seek perfection and do not abandon the struggle nor despair if they do  not receive them. If they do continue to receive them, they do not become deluded by that.  Allah is the One we seek.

Imam Abu Bakr al-Aydarus al-Adani said: “Whoever performs the actions he has been commanded to perform and seeks to increase in certainty will enter the garden of divine intimacy and will pluck the fruits of divine knowledge.”