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Monday, November 24, 2008

FRIENDS

7..It may be that Allah will bring about friendship between you and those whom you hold to be your enemies among them; and Allah is Powerful; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

8..Allah does not forbid you respecting those who have not made war against you on account of (your) religion, and have not driven you forth from your homes, that you show them kindness and deal with them justly; surely Allah loves the doers of justice.

9..Allah only forbids you respecting those who made war upon you on account of (your) religion, and drove you forth from your homes and backed up (others) in your expulsion, that you make friends with them, and whoever makes friends with them, these are the unjust. ( سورة الممتحنة , Al-Mumtahana, Chapter #60, Verse #7 - 9)


(8) O you who believe! do not take the unbelievers for friends rather than the believers; do you desire that you should give to Allah a manifest proof against yourselves?
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #144)

(1) O you who believe! do not take for intimate friends from among others than your own believers; they do not fall short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses you; intense hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater still; indeed, We have made the communications clear to you, if you will understand.
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #118)

(2) Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends rather than believers; and whoever does this, he shall have nothing of (the guardianship of) Allah, but you should guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully; and Allah makes you cautious of (retribution from) Himself; and to Allah is the eventual coming.
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #28 Quran)


subhanAllah!! so much wisdom in the Quran that we can never understand... we all know why this needs to be said, and why we need to be reminded of this. u never know someone until you live with them or travel with them, so no matter how much you think u know your so called friends from the unbelievers, just know that Allah knows them better than you... so these reminders are here for our benefit, weather we do it or not, it will not benefit or harm Allah S.W.T. in the least.

we even have people among us who will ask questions, not cause they care, but more so to judge you, criticize you, and even tell you how to live your life... to Allah is the final return and he is the only ruling judge on the day of judgment... try harder to find good in others and be kind towards them while dealing with justice, but do not take the unbelievers as friends.

may Allah S.W.T. give us the divine inspiration to ponder on every single word of his Quran, and allow us to take benefit from it while putting it into practice insha Allah



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