Assalamualaikum :) Quite long time without any new post. No interesting story to share. But insyaAllah this post will help us to think and ponder about friends, at least for a few seconds if not for hours.
Close friends, that Day, will be enemies to each other, except for the righteous
Pada hari itu sahabat-sahabat karib: setengahnya akan menjadi musuh kepada setengahnya yang lain, kecuali orang-orang yang persahabatannya berdasarkan taqwa (iman dan amal soleh).
I was deeply stabbed this morning when one of my high school friends dedicate this ayah for me. I'm trying to recall my early years of having friends. Of course we called ourselves as best friends, but is it true that we are friends because of Allah?
I used to have many friends, so you do. But how many of them will become our friends in the Hereafter?
Just imagine, in our daily life, when we got some minor problem with our friend, we will feel restlessness, tak senang duduk. So, how are we going to face the future life when our best friend is no longer a friend but an enemy?
Before this, we have friends so that we could have someone to talk to..
someone to gossip..
someone to watch movies together..
someone to accompany us going to shop..
someone to take lunch and dinner together..
someone to play games together..
But have we ever had a friend, so that we could have someone to remind us of Him?
someone who will wake us up for prayer..
someone who will tell us that this and that is haram in Islam..
someone who will always dedicate us with ayah of Allah for us to ponder on..
someone who will teach us His religion deeply..
someone who will take a very good care of us because of Him..
To ponder without action results nothing. But ponder accompanied by action is something. Of course, it is not too late for us to have friends because of Allah.
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 Hereafter.”