Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:
Whenever I carry out any good action then Alhamdulillah I do not feel within my heart that this action is my achievement. Rather, I remember the teachings of my pious seniors. It was on account of the teachings of my pious seniors and their effort upon me in guiding me correctly that I was able to carry out such an action. The feeling then enters my heart that this is all the outcome of remaining in the company of the pious and serving them.
Hazrat then said: The truth of the matter is that I had received the du’aas of many pious servants of Allah Ta’ala, and whatever I have achieved is the fruits of their du’aas. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 1/86)