Before You Call Yourself a Friend …

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

If you’ve decided to be a friend, then be honest about that. Either you fulfill the rights of friendship, or you keep to yourself and don’t take on a description [for yourself] that you’re not good at, [or put yourself in] a situation whose rights you’re not able to fulfill.

Cheating and deception don’t go well with friendship, nor are plotting and conniving right for it. One who doesn’t know about being faithful, reliable, and trustworthy can never [be a friend].

Source: m_g_alomari/ 20 Jan 22. 22:26 GMT+3.