There are three things through which one gains complete fanaa (annihilation of his desires) and proximity to Allah Ta‘ala:
1. Ittibaa‘e sunnat – Following the complete sunnat of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in all facets of one’s life.
2. Serving people, together with tolerating their harm.
3. Respecting the symbols of deen.