Propriety on the path (Tariqa) consists in following the Law (Chari’a), protecting our deeds, without calling upon its rakhs (indulgences), abiding by adeb and remaining diligently in the service of the Master of all masters.
This is the meaning of adeb. Every moment (Waqt) has its own adeb. Every state (Hal) has its own adeb and every rank (Maqam) has its own adeb. By complying with adeb, all requests will be granted and all desired goals will be achieved. Turning away from adeb lead to the path of ruin; we seek protection from ALLAH against the evil of our nafs and the faults that we have committed.
According to the Fuqaha (jurists), adeb signifies the accomplishment of everything that comes after the obligations and the Sunna, that is to say the meritorious deeds which are inherent to human nature, such as sleeping and waking, eating and drinking, evoking and invoking, etc…
According to Sufi people, adeb means following any path of goodness and accomplishing any good action. So, adeb contains all the sublime qualities and good traits of character in accordance with religious duties and devotion to God.