Importance of zikr and meditation

 Absorption in prayers 
During his stay at Gangoh, after the death of Maulana Gangohi, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas, generally, remained silent and spent most of his time in meditation. 

  He used to offer Nafl prayers much and often at that time. From Maghrib  till a little before Isha, he devoted himself exclusively to Nawafil.  His age, then, was between 20 and 25 years.