(this maybe too long)
Sahabat and Friends
Both initially give the same definition physically; instead both terms actually illustrate two different situations in our friendships (you'd learnt that before).
Something about friends
Let us recalled our memories.
- When we were in kindergarten, we had some peers to play and learn with. Well, that time, I guess it is too young to understand the topic we are discussing now. We enjoyed our lives and there were not many responsibilities to hold on that time compared to who we are today. We played with crayons, magic pens, marbles and what so ever stuff we had.
- During primary school, life was not much change like in kindergarten. Thing I realized the different the most was that I got more friends. It was like when I know that person, automatically then she or he was my friend though we did not spend much time together. I had my diary I kept in my wardrobe which I wrote my story (don’t laugh). I asked my ‘best friend’ to fill some parts in my diary about their background; name, phone number, address, hobby etc. (I guess most of the girls did it). I really hoped they would still be my best friend forever.
- Being a secondary school student had really opened my eyes about friends. Most of us had quite good number of friends and so do I. Some of us had their own gang or study group that strengthened the friendship between the members. The juniors were very close with the seniors. The classmates and the roommates were very intimate among them. They are all friends!
How many of you who still keep in touch with those friends you had before today?
Though you have many friends, how many sahabat among your friends you have? (I should ask myself too)
A brief explanation about sahabatSahabat reflects who you are. It is very hard to find true friend but Islam has shown us the way to find sahabat. Some of the signs that she or he could be your sahabat are:
One companion asked Rasulullah (saw), “Who can be my best friend?”#copy paste
Rasulullah (saw) answered, “Your best friend is a person: *when you see him, he makes you remember Allah; *when you listen to him, knowledge of Islam is increased; and *when you see his actions, you are reminded of the life of the Hereafter.”
There are other signs that he or she could be your sahabat. (Go google by yourself)
So, Islam has told the ways to find the best friend. But, people keep saying that it is very hard to find even one best friend.
Have you ever think if everybody keep searching, hoping to meet a sahabat, but at the same time, we do not have the characteristics to be a best friend, how can we meet one? We may have someone, but typically it is very hard.
Therefore, why don’t we make changes?, rather than bothering ourselves to find sahabat, revert yourself to be a real muslim who satisfy the guidelines to be a best friend. Then, people will look for you.
*will you be my best friend?#btw, dear best friends, please remind me, always.
*can I be your best friend?
*can we be best friend?
(I choose the third question)
That's all, sorry for any mistake, inconsiderable idea. (maybe)