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 ????




Ayat Ayat Cinta is a beautifully portrayed Islamic love story – a tale of a virtuous Muslim protagonist who overcomes all obstacles of life maintaining pure ideals.

Fahri bin Abdillah is a poor, intelligent student who wins a scholarship to complete his graduate degree at Egypt’s esteemed Al Azhar University. Very disciplined and dedicated by nature, Fahri embraces his life in Cairo, completing his studies and translation of religious books with full enthusiasm, exactly according to pre-determined targets.Only one goal is left un-attempted: the pursuit of marriage.For Fahri is innocent and pure, and doesn’t believe in the concept of relationships prior to marriage. He is inarticulate and shy around women. All his life, only two women have been close to him – his mother and grandmother.Life changes drastically in Egypt for he suddenly finds himself surrounded by four beautiful, distinctly different women.

Maria Girgis, a shy, open-minded Coptic-Christian neighbor who is attracted to the teachings of the Holy Al Quran, finds herself falling in love with Fahri (a fact she only reveals to her diary).

Nurul, a student at Al Azhar like Fahri, is the Muslim daughter of a renowned Indonesian cleric. Fahri feels unworthy of her and thus ignores his feelings for her, leaving her confused and guessing.Noura, an abused Egyptian neighbor, develops strong romantic feelings for Fahri, who in turn simply sympathizes with her situation. His romantic rejection destroys her and eventually leads to a false accusation of rape.

Aisha, a German Turkish student in Cairo haunts Fahri with her beautiful eyes. Following an incident on the metro where Fahri defends her against narrow minded bigoted Muslims, both immediately develop feelings for each other.As the story unravels, the protagonist makes the audience face the daunting decisions he himself faces, and forces us to marvel at his undying loyalty to the true ideals of Islam as he ultimately makes the choice of a lifetime.

*Ada diri seorang muslimah didalam diri Maria..nikahi lah dia – Begitu hebat cinta seorang isteri Aisha terhadap suaminya Fahri, membenarkan suaminya berpoligami terhadap seorang gadis yang beragama lain. Membaca, mendengar lagu tema dan menyaksikan sedutan filem ini memberi keinsafan pada diri kita..diriku.Mampukah aku menjadi sekuat Aisha…

Dari filem ayat-ayat cinta:


“Wahai orang yang lembut hatinya, aku tiada siapa pun kecuali Allah dihatiku, aku ingin menjadi yang halal bagimu yang kau akan kecilkan dunia”.

“Sesungguhnya aku berdiri kerana Allah, satu-satunya hidup ini”.

“Ada diri seorang muslimah dalam Maria..nikahi lah dia”.

Desir pasir di padang tandus,
Segersang pemikiran hati,
Terkisahku diantara,
Cinta yang rumit,

Bila keyakinanku datang,
Kasih bukan sekadar cinta,
Pengorbanan cinta yang agung,
Ku pertaruhkan,

Maafkan bila ku tak sempurna,
Cinta ini tak mungkin ku cegah,
Ayat- ayat cinta bercerita,
Cinta ku padaMu,

Bila bahagia mulai menyentuh,
Seakan ku bisa hidup lebih lama,
Namun harus ku tinggalkan cinta,
Ketika ku bersujud,


Habiburrahman el-Shirazy