Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.

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You have two friends in this life. 1. Allah and 2. Those who remind you of Allah.

It’s more difficult to find a good friend than a good spouse. Good friends are rare however the best chance to find a trustworthy, pious friend is to be one yourself. Positive vibes attract other positive vibes and vice versa…

If you live in the West, chances are you have a lot of non Muslims friends. This is permissible and possibly through you,they can find out what Islam really is. Islam teaches us to be good to people, non Muslims, be kind to them as long as they are kind to Islam and they are not hostile towards Islam and Muslims but do not take them as allies.

If they (your non Muslim friends) don’t accept your religion, ask you not to mention religion or speak badly about Islam – you should not befriend them. They will only drag you down when you’re struggling to stay up.

The same rule applies to Muslim friends who do not at least try to follow Islam. If he/she is bad company, fornicates, drinks, fools around and doesn’t pray {Salah} on time – there is no good in spending your precious time with this person and they could influence you to slack, too. God Forbid.

Now you might be thinking, what should I do, have no friends and be alone all the time?

“To be alone means that you avoid bad company. But to have a true friend is better than being alone.”
– Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA)

You don’t have to be alone. Allah will bring righteous friends into your life. Start looking.
Go to the masjid, go to Islamic events, go somewhere halal and in sha Allah you will find a good friend. The reason to have good friends in your life is because friends can be Fitnah.

Fitnah comes in many forms such as the strangers you only walk past in the street and it can also be in your own home in family members, television etc…

We must do out utmost as Muslims to ensure we are not a fitnah to others and also protect ourselves from fitnah around. Fitnah is evil and can destroy homes and life’s.

Baring all this is mind, also remember that no one is perfect. Give people a chance and always give others the benefit of the doubt.

If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.

 

 

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