As human beings, we are naturally a sociable kind. Everyone wants to have a friend by their side, to share joys and sorrows together. The friends we choose to be with are also important in our upbringing. Most of the time, especially when we get older, we tend to spend more time at school or at work. Although our parents or guardians have brought us up since we are young, our perspective of life might have shifted due to the influence of our companions. We might changed, either for the better or for the worse. Therefore, it’s important that we surround ourselves with good companions so as to have the best life here and the hereafter.
We shouldn’t rush ourselves in finding a close companion either at work or at school. Be nice to everybody and naturally, you’ll find the right person that you can easily click with. However, it may not be that easy as it may sounds. Having a chemistry with a person due to the same interest is one of the major factors that usually sparks a bond between people. That will lead to more conversations and eventually, they become friends! Yes, that is probably why friendships are forged but, I believe that friendships should be forged based on the morals that they share together. If we look and see deeper in a person, especially the way he or she behaves, you can sense what kind of person he or she is. A person who have good morals will be a better friend. Seek a friend who is kind, polite, helpful and humble, and probably this will be a companion that would stay with you for the rest of your life, In shaa Allah. Of course, you have to be that kind of person too. As a Muslim, looking for a friend that have the same purpose in life would be ideal. That’s not to say that we should shunned all non-Muslims aside. If his or her morals are exceptional, why not be friends with them? They would surely led you to practice your religion peacefully, In shaa Allah.
There are moments in life that we might have chosen the wrong kind of people to be our companions. These mistakes are normal and it is our duty to correct them for our own good. Mixing with bad company will only lead you astray, causing you distress and a broken relationship with Allah SWT. If you love them, correct them the right way, with wisdom and good manners. If these doesn’t change the situation, it’s best if you leave them, in order to protect your relationship with Allah SWT. Do not hate them. Instead, pray for them and hope that they will change for the better.
Companionship based on the hearts that connect together can be very beautiful MashaAllah. This love is a gift, and we should not distrust or disown it when you finally found one.
In shaa Allah.
Assalamualaikum wr wb.