Whilst discussing the life of Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:

“Compared to the benefit I acquired through studying, teaching and carrying out spiritual exercises in self reformation, I found greater benefit through remaining in the company of these great luminaries and closely witnessing their lives. After closely examining their lives, one acquires a true understanding of Islam.” (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/344)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za