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No Friends, Low Self-Esteem; I Feel Lonely

No Friends, Low Self-Esteem; I Feel Lonely

In this counseling answer: • Acts of worship are critical for any phase of our life that is either difficult or pleasurable because it is our love for Allah that brings us to worship. • Try to engage in positive self-talk about your ability to socialize, your worthiness of making friends as well as your …

Gender Interactions… Are We Too Strict?

Gender Interactions… Are We Too Strict?

There is no doubt that this is one of the most difficult issues to navigate in the modern workforce. Those who are not yet in the workforce, don’t presume that you know how you will act when you get to that arena. It is very easy to be hardcore in university but when you get to corporate world; when you get to the job situation; when you understand the dynamics then things will change a little bit.

My Friend Suddenly Stopped Talking to Me

In this counseling answer: • People often distance themselves from their closed ones when they are going through a difficult state. • Start with a casual chit chat and remember to make her feel that her absence affects you. Make her feel important. Wa ‘Aleikom Salam sister, Throughout our whole life, we come across various different …

Energy Abates After First Week? Rekindle the Passion!

Energy Abates After Ramadan's First Week? Rekindle the Passion!

After the first week of Ramadan, the high curve of spirituality and the great zeal and passion that mark the first days Ramadan starts to abate. We start to lag behind when the time of prayer comes; our attention and focus during Salah vanish. During this dryness, our keenness to recite and reflect on Qur’an …

Am I Too Harsh If I Cut Ties with Bad Friends?

Am I Too Harsh If I Cut Ties with Bad Friends?

In this counseling answer: • Tell them how you feel about your religion and your faith; be honest, but not insulting or demeaning. • Keep strengthening your relationship with Allah. • Try to befriend with other sisters in the mosque as well. As-Salaamu Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to propose …

How to Handle Hateful "Friends"

How to Handle Hateful "Friends"

In this counseling answer: • You should seek out other people who are real to you and want your best. • Take a good break from your false friends; spend as less time as possible with them. Assalam-O-Aleikom brother, I am glad you approached us and shared your problem with us. I will try my best …

How to Choose Your Friends? 3 Things to Consider

How to Choose Your Friends? 3 Things to Consider

Know that friends are of three types: The first are like food, one cannot exist without them. They are for the sake of the hereafter; from them seek support in religious practices. The second are like medicine, one needs them from time to time. They are for the sake of this world; from them seek good character.

Do Friends Need Prenup Agreements?

Do Friends Need Prenup Agreements?

Without a signed “friendship contract”, there’s not much we can fault our friends for not knowing, understanding, or doing in the name of friendship.

Love for Allah

Love For Allah Does Not Come Cheap

How to strengthen your love for Allah? This inspiring speech elaborates on the love relationship that develops between Allah the Almighty and His servants. It describes the ways to nurture and this relationship and and illuminates the reciprocal nature of this lofty love. The speech goes further to discuss the love between Muslims and Prophet Muhammad …



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