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, knowledge of Islam is increased; and
*when you see his actions, you are reminded of the life of the
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
*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:
“Friends on that Day will be
enemies one to another, except al-Muttaqoon (i.e. those who have Taqwah).” [43:67]
Courtesy Islamic mailing group