True friends

True friends

“For various moral, psychological and social reasons, people need good company and close friendship.

The type of friends you have, often indicate the type of person you are. ‘Show me your friends and I will tell you what you are,’ says the well-known proverb.

The noble Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) pointed to the value of good company when he said that it is better to be alone than in the company of the wicked, and it is better to be in the company of the good than to be alone.

Good company can be a great source of help and support in leading a virtuous life, while bad company can lead to sin and ruin….

The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was asked:
“What is the person that can be the best friend?”
“He who helps you when you remember God, and he who reminds you when you forget Him,” the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) replied.

Then he (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was asked,

“And which friend is the worst?”

“He who does not help you when you remember Rabb and
does not remind you of Rabb when you forget,” he replied.

Then he was again asked, “Who is the best among people?”
He replied, “He who when you look at him, you remember Rabb.”

…..When Zaid ibn Harithah (radhyallahu’anha), the servant of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), was killed at the battle of Mu’tah, the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Zayd strove in the path of Rabb sincerely as he should. Today he has met his Lord, and he is serene.”

Thereafter, Zayd’s daughter found the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) weeping over the dead body of her father and said:

“What do I see?” The noble Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), with tears in his eyes, said: “A friend weeping for his friend.”

Through such actions and sentiments, the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) showed his gentleness and brotherhood. “


About `La illaha illa Allah

Pray your Salah and be good to others too, When you remember Allah, He remembers you. Do you know when you hear or recite the Qur'an, Allah is telling you that He is the One.

Posted on December 11, 2014, in From the Characteristic of the Salaf and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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