On Keeping Comapnionship

On Keeping Comapnionship

Quran and hadith guidance on keeping friendship, since these are the people who greatly affect our lives and decision making. Interesting to see how Quran keep guiding its followers on very basic things and helping one along the way to keep on a straight path

Qur’an, 18:28 “And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect.”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) was reportedly asked: 
“Which of our companions are best?” He replied: “One whose appearance reminds you of God, and whose speech increases you in knowledge, and whose actions remind you of the hereafter.”

And another hadith…

“A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance. As for the blacksmith, he might singe your clothes, and at the very least you will breathe in the fumes of the furnace.” [Bukhari, Muslim]

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