WHO IS A GOOD FRIEND

WHO IS A GOOD FRIEND?
One companion asked Rasulullah (saw), “Who can be my best
friend?”
Rasulullah (saw) answered, “Your best friend is a person:
*when you see him, he makes you remember Allah;
*when you listen to him, knowledgeof Islam is increased; and
*when you see his actions, you are reminded of the life of the
Hereafter.”
Rasulullah (saw) taught his companions by saying, “Shall I tell
you a thing by which you can obtain good in this world and the
Hereafter?”
*Be with the assemblies of those who remember Allah (swt).
*Be busy in remembrance of Allah (swt) when you are alone.
*Be in the gatherings wherein knowledge of Islam and Qur’an is
taught.
*Be with those whose love is for the sake of Allah (swt).
*Be with those whose dislike is for the sake of Allah (swt).
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said: “The example of a good companion
and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk, and the
one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows. So as for the seller of
musk then either he will grant you some, or you buy some from
him, or at least you enjoy a pleasant smell from him. As for the
one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows then either he will burn
your clothes or you will get an offensive smell from him.”
(Bukhari and Muslim)
“keeping good company with the pious results in attainment of
beneficial knowledge, noble manners and righteous actions,
whereas keeping company with the wicked prevents all of that.”
-saying of a scholar
Allah, the All-Wise also says: “Friendson that Day will be
enemies one to another, except al-Muttaqoon (i.e. those who have
Taqwah).” [43:67]
Hafidh Ibn Katheer, commenting on this verse, relates a story on
the authority of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (r.a.a.) and says that any
friendship for other than Allah is turned into enmity, except
what was in it for Allah the Mighty and Majestic: Two who are
friends for Allah’s sake; one of them dies and is given good
news that he will be granted al-Jannah, so he remembered his
friend and he supplicated for him, saying: O Allah, my friend
used to command me to obey You and to obey Your Prophet (s.a.w.)
and used to command me to do good and to forbid me from doing
evil. And he told me that I will meet You. O Allah, do not let
him go astray after me, until you show him what you have just
shown me, until You are satisfied with him, just like You are
satisfied with me.” So he is told: “Had you known what is
(written) for you friend, would you have laughed a lot and
cried a little.” Then his friend dies and their souls are
gathered, and both are asked to express their opinions about
each other. So each one of them saysto his friend: you were the
best brother, the best companion and the best friend.” And when
on of the two disbelieving friends dies, and he is given tidings
of Hellfire, he remembered his friendand he said: O Allah, my
friend used to order me to disobey You and disobey Your Prophet,
and commanded me to do evil, and forbade me from doing good, and
told me that I would not meet You. O Allah, do not guide him
after me, until you show him what you have just shown me and
until you are dissatisfied with him just like You are
dissatisfied with me.” Then the other disbelieving friend dies,
and their souls are gathered, and both are asked to give
their opinions about each other. So each one says to his friend:
you were the worst brother, the worst companion and the worst
friend.Wanting something for a brother/sister before u want it for
yourself is a sign of very strong faith.
¤The prophet also told
LONELINESS IS BETTER THAN BAD COMPANY AND GOOD COMPANY IS BETTER THAN LONELINESS.
So Make those people fiends who when you see them you Remind Allah.
May Allah grant us Good friends.
FBS
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