It doesn’t matter how many tasbihs you hold, or how many mawlids you attend, or how many shuyukh you accompany, or how many claims you make, or how many ijazahs you collect – if you look down on any believer and you have arrogance in your heart – you are a false claimant to this path. You’re not a person of Tasawwuf. Tasawwuf is nothing but good character and humility. If you think for a second that you are more pious than another Muslim because you do such-and-such action and you sit in the gatherings of so-and-so then you have destroyed your actions.
– Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz