Make the world your enemy, God will make you His favourite


People asked Isa ( Jesus peace be upon him) to tell some such thing whereby God may take them as His favourites.” HE replied “Make the world your enemy,  God will make you His favourite.”

Jesus peace be upon him said:

“It is better to be contended upon a barley of loaf, saltish water, rugs dress and uneven bread if the peace of both worlds be available in doing so.” He said “The real thing is the peace of faith. With it be content with a little quantity of the world as others took the faith in a little quantitiy and took care of peace of the world.” He said, ” Mean people seek the world for the sake of reward. Had they withdrawn themselves from the world they would have got much more reward.”

He (pbuh) said: As fire and water do not co-exist so the love of this world and the Hereafter do not co-exist in a single heart.”

Hazrat Ali (RA) said:

Whosoever did the following acts, he left no stone unturned to find the paradise and to guard against the hell:

  1. Who recognised God and obeyed him.
  2. Who understood satan and opposed him.
  3. Who identified the truth and held firmly to it.
  4. Who understood the falsehood and withdrew from it.
  5. Who recognised the world and abandoned it.
  6. Who recognised the hereafter and  engaged himself in search of it.

A wise man said whatever God grants you in the world, he would have granted it to someone before you and will grant someone after you. Hence what is the use of engaging your heart in such a thing. You have no share in the world except the meals of day and night, hence for such a thing do not destroy and observe such a fast in the world which has its break in the hereafter, because the asset of the world is desire and lust and its fruit is a place in hell.

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  1. […] Urbancurlz wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptHE replied “Make the world your enemy, God will make you His favourite.” Jesus peace be upon him said:. “It is better to be contended upon a barley of loaf, saltish water, rugs dress and uneven bread if the peace of both worlds be … […]

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  2. World meaning love of the worldly life…The point being to be content with little of the world and concentrating more on the life hereafter

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  3. What good are we if we focus only on the life hereafter so much so that we influence no one in this life we live in right now for the good???? If the only point of living is to go to Heaven, why doesn’t God just take us all there right now? I’m thinking there’s more to it than that.

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  4. @ Rachel: I think the point the quotes are trying to make that rather than living a “material” life consumed with the passion to make and accumulate wealth spend it living for others, live content with little provision of this world so as not too much time is waste don accumulating wealth and spend the time life as you say helping and influenceing others, just like all the Prophets did.

    maybe i didnt write the quote very well, but i think its about self sacrifice give up living for yourself in this world but rather live it for others which will help us get much more in the life hereafter…That is a greater closeness to God.

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