who are your friends?


Islam is my life
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Have you ever thought about the people you hang around i.e. your friends (your homees!). Who are they? You may well ask why should I question the people who I associate with! Well the answer is really quite simple. Your friends play an important part of your life. They can influence you, make you do things that you'd probably never have dreamt of doing before, and they can affect your lifestyle too. There is a well known proverb which goes "show me your friends and I will tell you what you are".

The Prophet Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said:
"You are in your friends' religion. Therefore you should note with whom you are making friends".

As Muslims our aim in life is different from the rest, we want to get into paradise and to guard ourselves from Hell. We are here to worship and obey Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala). Allah Ta'ala has placed upon us an honourable duty, which is to be the leaders of the world by spreading the message of Islam.

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) says in the Qur'an:
"You are the best community evolved for mankind, you enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and you believe in Allah."
[surah ali' Imran; 3:109]

Our friends and company could either be an obstacle in our way by being helpers in our downfall to Hell, or they could be a source of help and support by making it easier for us to reach Paradise, which is the true life, the eternal life and a life full of enjoyment.

Allah says in the Qur'an:
"On the day when the wrongdoer gnaws his hands, he will say; Ah! would that I had chosen the straight way with the messenger of Allah! Alas for me! Would that I had never taken such one for a friend! He verily led me astray from the reminder after it had reached me. Satan was ever the deserter of man."
[surah Furqan; 27-29]

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) was asked: "Who is the person that can be the best friend"! He replied: "He who helps you when you remember God and reminds you when you forget him". He was then asked: "and which friend is the worst?" To which he replied: "He who does not help you when you remember God and does not remind you when you forget Him".

How many of your friends remind you to pray when you’re busy with work or just playing? How many of your friends make you forget Allah and take you away from Him by keeping you occupied with something or asking you to indulge in a sinful act: "let’s go and checkout the club bro! ... let’s take some weed". These friends are not your real friends; they will desert you when you are in need.

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) says:
"Friends on that day will be enemies to each other except those who kept their duty (to Allah). O my slaves! For you there is no fear this day nor shall you grieve"
[surah Zukhruf:67-68]

Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radiAllahu anhu) states that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: "There will be some slaves of Allah who will be neither from the prophets or martyrs but on account of their high position before Allah the prophets and martyrs will envy them. The people asked who will these be? The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) replied those persons who loved each other for the pleasure of Allah Ta'ala even though there was no blood relation, they give their wealth to one another. By God, from their faces light will shine and they will be riding the light. When the people will be shuddering with fear, they will have no fear and when the people will be sad they will have no sorrow."
[Abu Dawud]

aisha ali

Junior Member
:salam2: :ma: thanks for the great message am sure we muslim youth will benefit from this coz its normaly our freinds who take as away with worldly leisure.
jazakaallah kheir.
jumaa mubarak.