Selecting Friends, Dr Emdad Khan


Selecting Friends, Dr Emdad Khan

We require friends in our life, and they are important for our success. But some of them may misguide us to go to stray and sooner we realize the better.

Allah swt, explains, in sura Al Furqan V28 and V29, about our friendships.


يَـٰوَيْلَتَىٰ لَيْتَنِى لَمْ أَتَّخِذْ فُلَانًا خَلِيلًۭا ٢٨

Woe to me! I wish I had never taken so-and-so as a close friend.


لَّقَدْ أَضَلَّنِى عَنِ ٱلذِّكْرِ بَعْدَ إِذْ جَآءَنِى ۗ وَكَانَ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنُ لِلْإِنسَـٰنِ خَذُولًۭا ٢٩

It was he who truly made me stray from the Reminder after it had reached me.” And Satan has always betrayed humanity.

We all know, we have our open enemy is the Shaitan. We should select a friend who will protect us from the whispering of the shaitan. Not a fried, who will misguide to be deviant like the shaitan.

Sometimes, we do not realize, we see the friends are doing some thing wrong, we just follow him.

We can socialize, play games visiting useful sites as family friends and do some useful things for the community.

Let us evaluate our friendships and make the ones to be real friend who will guide us to follow the staring path and do some thing good for the family, and community.

May Allah swt make it easy so we select friends who will help  us to br successful here and hereafter.