Prophetic Parables – Parable #14 – The Righteous Friend vs. The Evil Friend
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we continue with the prophetic parables, the parables that were given by our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And tonight we have
And both of these are tough up on it. Both of these are agreed upon, found in Bukhari and Muslim.
The first of these parables the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compares the righteous, good friend to the evil and wicked friend.
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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
the example of a good righteous companion, and an evil companion is that of one who is carrying Musk,
and another who blows a pair of bellows, the iron Smith,
and then he said, the one who is carrying musk will either gift you some of it,
or you will buy some of it from him. Or you will smell some nice fragrance from him.
But the one who blows a pair of bellows that item Smith, he will either burn your clothes, or you will smell a very bad smell from him.
And so also Hannah, who created us human beings to be social.
We don't like to live on our own, but rather we like to have friends and companions.
But the thing about friendship is that it plays a huge role and leaves a big impact on you as an individual and on your future.
And so as the famous saying goes Asahi, boo, Sasha,
the friend, the companion, he pulls, he pulls you meaning
either he will pull you in his direction and make you to become like him or you will do that with him.
either this or that. And so
the companion the friend, he leaves an imprint on you, he leaves an impact and an effect on you.
And so this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us this parable of both the good and the evil friend, and how each of them affects us.
And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compared the good, righteous, pious friend.
He compared him to someone who he is always carrying musk or perfume.
And he mentioned three things, three things about such a person.
the two of you, the two of you,
will cooperate and exchange with one another.
What returns in benefit for both of you in this life and the next?
You have a good, righteous friend until you both help one another in righteousness and exchange with one another. What brings you both to benefit in this life and the next
And that he compared to
the one who carries Musk, you will buy some from him, he sold along it was some said, either you or buy some from him
the second. The second is that the benefit would only be from one side,
the benefit would only be from your friend, he is benefiting you, he is advising you, he is guiding you to do good, he is preventing you from doing evil.
So this he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compared him to the one who carries must,
that he will gift some of it to you, he will gift some of it to you.
The third, if neither of these two situations happen.
If neither of these two situations happens, then at least you will benefit from his good state where all you see and hear from him is good. You don't hear you don't see any evil from him. So that would now develop a love for good.
That will make you to at least recognize and appreciate the good that is in your friend, even if even if you don't benefit from him in terms of his advice, in terms of his guidance, and so on and so forth. At least at least
at least it will leave a good
effect on you.
And this the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you will smell some nice fragrance from him.
You will you will smell some nice fragrance from and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he compared the good righteous friend to one who he always carries some nice fragrance or nice perfume. And then he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, either you will buy some from him and benefit or he will gift it to you. Or if none of these happens, then at least you will be smelling something nice from him. Moving on to the evil friend, the evil friend the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compared him to someone who uses a pair of bellows to smelt iron.
For those of you who do not know what bellows are basically, it's a tool that was used in the past.
To blow with, to blow into fire. So it's like a tool that, you know, has two handles, and you and you basically compress, you compress it like this. And there's a bag inside and as you compress it, you keep on compressing it like this, you're blowing air into, into the fire. And this was used in the past, to smelt the iron to to to basically melt the iron and to give shape and so on and so forth. So,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam compared the evil friend to such a person.
And so one of two things would happen, either this friend is evil, is evil would affect you, and you will become harmed by it directly in this life, and in the next as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he will burn your clothes, the iron Smith who blows
who uses a pair of bellows
what happens is when he blows into the into the fire into the iron, sparks come up. So if you're standing next to this person,
you're gonna, you know, your your clothes are gonna get burnt.
The second possibility, is that this friend,
you will not be free from his evil, yes, okay, you don't get burned.
You don't get burned. You don't get harmed directly. But you will not be free from his evil. He is always bothering you with evil,
either mentally or spiritually.
Or you being associated with him, would leave a bad impression on others about you. People would lose their confidence in you they'll say, you know, these are the kind of people you hang around. And so
if you are not
directly affected by his evil,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said
He will either burn your clothes or the other possibility, you will smell a bad smell from him,
you will smell a bad smell from such a person.
And so, these are the two examples that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam gives. And this is why
this is why concerning the bad friend, we will regret our evil friends
who led us to evil and to the punishment of a loss of Hannah who died on the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanho wa Taala. He mentioned this in Accra.
And he mentions how a person will come on the Day of Judgment, while my outdoor volume or Allah de yaku YALI tend to have two malborough suli sebelah.
And the day when the wrongdoer he will bite his nails out of regret. And he will say, Oh, I wish that I had followed the path of the messenger.
Yeah, well, you letter later need to see the full hand and kalila he will say, I wish that I had never taken so and so as my close friend, not have been any
better in any kind of shape and in turn cadoola it was he, it was this close friend who made me go straight after
the reminder had come or it was he who truly made me go straight from the reminder. And the reminder here is the Qur'an after it had reached me, and shaitan has always betrayed Matt,
also, unless of Hannah who attended tells us
in the asker, on the day of judgment,
all close friends will become enemies. And the only exception are the righteous
will young, even bound only bound when I do it, Elon Musk, duping close friends will become enemies to one another on the Day of Judgment, except the people of taqwa and the people of righteousness. And so this is because
the friendship of most people.
The friendship, the friendship of most people in this dunya was for the sake of the dunya.
The majority of people today,
even if they are Muslims, their friendship is for the sake of the dunya. So, what will happen is when they depart from the dunya, that friendship will remain in the dunya.
And in the afternoon, that friendship will turn into enmity. On the other hand, the righteous their friendship into dounia was not for the sake of the dunya, but rather solely and purely for the sake of Allah.
And so their friendship will continue with them into the alpha, since it was for a lot and not for the temporary life of this dunya.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us of a man who visited
a friend of his a brother in Islam of his in another village. So he undertook this journey to visit his friend.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala made an angel to go after him and watch him along his way.
And the angel came to him, and he said, Where are you planning on going?
So the man said,
I'm traveling to visit a brother of mine.
And so the angel asked him,
do you have a favor that he did for you, that you are undertaking this journey? As a result? You know, basically, you're trying to compensate him for the favorite that he did to this is why you are, you know, making this long journey. And so, the man He said, No,
rather, I am undertaking this journey to visit my brother, only because I love him for the sake of Allah,
and so on that the messenger, the angel, he says, I am a messenger of Allah to you, that indeed a lie has loved you just as you have loved your brother for his sake. And so what does this show us? It shows us the difference between
the friendships of the people of the dunya, and the friendships of the people of the era, whose friendship is based upon, you know, a man and the love of Allah subhana wa.
he mentioned that friends are three friends are three, the first, like nutrition like food, that you always need the second, like medicine that you sometimes need, and the third, like a disease that you never need. And so the first is the example of the righteous friend,
food, you need it all the time in order to live.
And a righteous friend is just like that.
The second, or the third, we'll skip and go to the third, the third, he's our Abraham said, like a disease that you never need. This is the evil friend, the bad friend, who, you know, he's only going to lead you to,
you know, to to your ruin.
And so he has like a disease that you never need. As for the second, then it is the example of a friend that has some evil qualities. But in general, he has good qualities that you can benefit from. And so he said, it is like medicine that you need, sometimes, not all the time.
And so among the lessons that we learn from this hadith
is firstly, the importance of befriending only good and righteous people and the danger of befriending evil and wicked people.
the very, very common example that we have
having evil and wicked friends and companions close to us is what happened to abou Pollock, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who supported the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but he failed to accept Islam. And so when he was on his deathbed,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam came to him and said, My uncle, c'est la ilaha illa Allah.
Just say it and I will be with you on the Day of Judgment. I will intercede on behalf of you.
All you have to do a sila.
So, Abu Jamal, and Abdullah Mejia ebrill mahira, two of the leaders of Quraysh who were staunch enemies of Islam.
They came and sat next to Abu Talib, and said, Oh Abu Talib, how dare you? How dare you abandon the religion of your father, I'm thermophilic.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam repeated and they repeat it, and they just kept on going back and forth. Abu Talib,
he was confused, he didn't know what he should do. In the end, he died. Having not said the Shahada, instead,
instead being influenced by his evil companions. And so this shows us the danger of befriending
evil and wicked companions. Look at what it led up to. The second lesson that we learned from this Heidi is that you are who your friends are. You are defined by your companions. And so if your friends are good and righteous, then that means you are one of them. You are one of the good and righteous people in society. But if your friends aren't evil and wicked, that you are one of them, you are a wicked person.
And the evidence for this the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, or Roger Lu, Allah Dini, Holly Lee, fell young Dora Dooku menue Holly,
every man is upon the deen of his close friend. So let each and every single one of you to observe and to look at who he takes as his close friends. And so
a Muslim must choose his friends wisely. This is why we are not allowed to be friend. The kuffar the disbelievers because their cookbook and their ways which contradict Islam. They're going to have an instant
On you they're gonna they're gonna affect you, whether you whether you notice it or not. Also, we're not allowed to befriend evil people, even if they happen to be Muslims. Rather we have to choose the righteous to be our friends.