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Ramadān Qur’an Gem 15 {25:27-29}: ”Severity of bad friends”

Ramadān Qur'an Gem 15 {25:27-29}:  ''Never give up"


 Severity of Bad Friends

And (Be mindful of) the Day the wrongdoer will bite his hands saying, “Would that I had taken a path along with the Messenger (Salallahu Aleyhi Wasallam)! Woe to me! Would that I had not taken so-and-so for my friend! Indeed he led me astray from the advice (the Qur’an) after it had come to me.” And Satan is man’s betrayer.

{Surat Al-Furqan 25: Verse 27-29}

  • “Biting the hand” is an old Arabic figure of speech of someone who is full of regret. This ayat describes a person who will be so utterly regretful that he would be biting both of his hands, crying & wailing: “If only I didn’t take so-and-so as a friend!” The friend that he/she is referring to is the one who took them away from the path of Rasulallah (Salallahu Aleyhi Wasallam). The friend who made them do things or talk in the way that Rasulallah (Salallahu Aleyhi Wasallam) would never do nor approve.
  • Some of us may have those friends. Today, we care these people so much – we call or text them every day, check their Facebook posts every day. But come the Day of Judgment, we can’t even remember their names. They will be so useless that they’ll just be a “fulan”, a “so-and-so”, to us!
  • These friends use foul language & perhaps we realize it’s a bad thing. But we say to ourselves: “They’re doing it but at least I’m not.” No! It has an impact on us! Eventually those words will come out from our own mouth. A container only gives out what it contains: If bad words keep going into your ears, bad words are going to come out of your tongue. If you watch evil deeds all the time, evil actions will come out. You cannot just pretend that the things you watch, the things you hear, the places you go, will not have an impact on your character! It will!
  • We have to make a really good assessment on who our friends are & what kind of lifestyle they’re leading us to. We have to make a solid effort to find a company of people that will help make us be a better person, make our manners & speech better, make us more courteous & patient.

May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala) grant us excellent friends who are loved by Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala) and protect from falling into the wrong company.

Gems extracted from a khutbah by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan 

Gems extracted by Aida Msr – Aida is a fellow sister and friend from Malaysia. She aspires to continuously learn, improve and be a better Muslimah. Today’s media age, in which we are constantly exposed with negative influences, she believes it is our responsibility to put the media to better use by reaching out and reminding others what Allah has commanded in Surah Al-Asr. She prays that the imprints she leaves behind will be beneficial to others.

Authored by Sister Aida Misr
Edited and Drafted by Sana Abdul Samad

Prophet Muhammad - "Convey (knowledge) from me even if it is just one ayah" [Bukhari 3461]

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