God serves His creatures without expecting any reward for Himself. When this thinking approach is adopted optionally by someone that he would serve the creatures of God in every case, when this thinking is firmly established it becomes his target for ever and anon that I am only doing that which would be appreciated and liked by God. It comes to his notice, because of reiterated repetition of this habit or action that whatsoever has happened or is happening or will ever happen, is from God and this helps in establishing faith in him. This very Thinking Style is called the Detachment The whole life of prophets is governed by this principle that every thing is from God. The thinking approach of Detachment is well established in prophets and the Friends of God (Auliya). To have this thinking approach established in them when they think about something they would never have a direct affinity with any thing for themselves, they always hid in their minds that God is the sole owner of the universe including themselves. Nothing is related to them directly but every thing, which is related to them, is because of God. Gradually when this thinking approach is well established it becomes a trait of their personality that before attending any affair they think of God prior to having any thought regarding that particular thing. Before paying attention to any thing they would, almost habitually, have this feeling that this thing has no direct relation with them and they are concerned with it only because of God.
This attitude causes every movement of their mind to be associated with feelings for God. God becomes their addressee, as some one sensually perceived. Gradually the Attributes of God are permanently rooted in their minds and their minds become locum tenens to the Attributes of God. Every movement of the mind of a person, after attaining this state, becomes the movement of the Attributes of God. And no movement of their mind is devoid of Power and Authority. The administrating Auliya are bestowed with the same mind by God and the Auliya acting on the Inspiration and Divine Guidance attempt to acquire this mind through ascetic exercises.