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 Had they withdrawn themselves from the world they would have got much more reward.”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:
- Who recognised God and obeyed him.
- Who understood satan and opposed him.
- Who identified the truth and held firmly to it.
- Who understood the falsehood and withdrew from it.
- Who recognised the world and abandoned it.
- 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.