The Friendship in Islam

Islam urges to  have cordial relations with others and to avoid corruption and the harmful  effects of the company of the wicked and the mischievous, strictly  forbidding every kind of contact and intimacy with them. The first kind of  friend are very few, and their friendship is like a mirror to you. In deed,  we must be fair to our friends, and must want for them that which we want  for ourselves.

Nabi Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Waalihi  Wa Salam) said,

“A  true believer is a mirror to his brother. He prevents him from any harm.”

Friends wish well for their friends, and feel a strong grief when they see  them in any kind of distress or suffering. They work hard by all means, by  their wealth and their hands to restore the rights of their friends, and  give them all the help they need. They keep the secrets of their friends.  This kind of friendship is the basic necessity of social life.


Nabi  Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Waalihi  Wa Salam) said,”A person follows the  ways and conducts of his friends.”

On the other hand, one encounters fools, avaricious, people cowards, and liars. The fool wants to help others, but  cause more harm to them despite good intentions. The avaricious one takes  but does not give back to anyone. The coward flees at the smallest danger,  abandoning everyone. And the liar does not benefit others, brings animosity  and resentment, and causes serious damage to others. Also, the liar is not  trusted even if he/she is telling the truth.

There are many characterizes of true friends:

Their heart and face should be alike, they should be honest with their friends and show them both the good  and the bad side: wealth and children should not change them; they should  help whenever able to do so, and they should not leave their friends during  difficulties.

Muslims are advised by the Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Waalihi Wasalam) to select a good friend to associate with, and to have him as a social companion in life.

Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Waalihi Wasalam) said,“The  similitude of a good companion is like an owner of musk; if you don’t get  anything, you will get the smell of it. The similitude of a bad companion is  like the blacksmith’s bellows; if you are not affected by its black dirt,  you will be touched by its smoke.”

So, which kind of companion do you have now and what kind of companion do you are ????


3 Responses


  2. Loves our friends just because of ALLAH, if not we will become enemy to each other on the day that the Reckoning will be established

  3. I pray to ALLAH for giving me a companion who will be with me for every single step in this world on to reach the mardhatillah

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