The day the wrongdoer will bite on his hands
Life, in the shade of the Islamic Creed, has taught me
that your friend takes you wherever he goes and that both of you are very similar
And people are like birds; doves flock together, ravens flock together, and it’s the same with chicken, eagles, and falcons …each with its flock-mates
And birds of feather flock together
And a friend follows his friend’s religion
So, avoid bad friends as if they were lions!
They are like contagious infectious diseases. If you befriend and follow them, they will lead you to Hellfire
And before Allah, they will be an enemy to you
“Friends on that day will be enemies to each other, except for the righteous.” (Al-Zukhruf 43:67)
Oh, Woe to Me!
This is `Uqbah ibn Abu Mu`ayt who lived in Makkah together with the Prophet (peace be upon him), he never caused trouble to him.
though `Uqbah was an unbeliever, while the rest of Quraysh, whenever they saw the Prophet, they hurt him
And there was an unbeliever friend to `Uqbah ibn Abu Mu`ayt who was abroad in Ash-Sham
They thought, because of his good treatment to the Prophet, that `Uqbah has converted to Islam
When his friend came back from Ash-Sham, he said to him, “Here’s your friend ibn Abu Mu`ayt has become Muslim!
He flew into a rage, refusing to talk to `Uqbah
or greet him until he hurts the Prophet (peace be upon him)
`Uqbah agreed and already hurt the Prophet (peace be upon him)
He once tried to strangle him with his own clothes
At another time, he spat on his honorable face, to become – at this moment- the meanest, most despicable person on the planet
And his end was he was one of the idolaters who were killed at Badr
About him and his likes, Allah revealed:
“The Day that the wrong-doer will bite at his hands, he will say, “Oh! would that I had taken a path with the Messenger! Oh, woe to me! I wish I had not taken that one as a friend. He did lead me astray from the Message (of Allah) after it had come to me! Ah! the Satan is but a traitor to man!” (Al-Furqan 25:27-29)
Better be alone than to join a bad company. They are like contagious infectious diseases
Befriend those who are the best among people and break away from bad friends that will bring you down
If you really want to get to know someone, find out who their friends are. Your friend guides you in his direction, whether it is right or wrong
Sitting next to an infected person, even if you are healthy, you are more likely to get the infection
You are valued according to your friend, so choose the good one for you will be honored and have a good reputation