ROAD TO GOOD FRIENDSHIP
Introduction – ROAD TO GOOD FRIENDSHIP
All thanks and praises are due to Allah, Lord of all that exists, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be on Muhammad, the most honorable Messenger and Prophet.
Islam is the religion of purity, brotherhood, kindness and affection, as is evident .by the many Aydt in the Book of Allah the Exalted, and the many Ahadith in the Sunnah of His Messenger that legislate these types of honorable conduct that Islam brought. In this book, I collected several examples of stories and tales of good company and friendship by our SalafThe Salaf are the Companions, the Tabi ‘in (second generation of Companions), and the third generation of Islam, are the best people as the … Continue reading, because of the importance of being in good company and associating with righteous people, especially in the present time.
‘The Road to Good Friendship’ is a small but beneficial booklet.
I ask Allah the Exalted to help us fulfill the rights and obligations of sincere brotherhood and to gather us and our loved ones as righteous companions under the shade of His Throne.
Who is Friend?
In the life of the world, while travelling through the various stages of life, man needs good friends, associates and companions to provide comfort and righteous company on the road and throughout the journey that everyone must and shall take and go on. One’s company and friends he or she associates with are a source of help and relief when disasters strike, feeling elated when one is elated and sad when one is sad, if they are true and righteous friends whom Allah has endowed with a religious nature, as well as, good behavior and exalted conduct. This company is, and must be, of the righteous, sincere, advising, good mannered, truthful and religious Muslim.
There is no doubt that good conduct produces the fruits of affection, kindness and comfort, and the better one’s conduct becomes, the tastier and sweeter the fruit becomes. Allah has often mentioned favorably ties of affection and closeness between companions, providing that their companionship is built on the basis of piety, Islamic religion and love of Allah. Furthermore, Allah has reminded Prophet Muhammad and the believers of His Great Bounty and Favor that:
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References / Footnotes
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