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Friend

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Man follows the same creed as his friend, so consider carefully who it is you befriend.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): المَرءُ علي دِينِ خَلِيلِهِ ، فَليَنظُر أحَدُكُم مَن يُخالِلُ.

Reference: [Amali al-Tusi, p. 518, no. 1135]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘One’s friend is the closest of one’s relations.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّديقُ أقرَبُ الأقارِبِ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 674]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who lacks friends lacks a bare necessity.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن لا صَدِيقَ لَهُ لا ذُخرَ لَهُ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam no. 8760]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Friends are a single soul divided between different bodies.’[Ibid. no. 2059]

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الأصدِقاءُ نَفسٌ واحِدَةٌ في جُسُومٍ مُتَفَرِّقَةٍ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam no. 2059]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Souls resemble other souls, and those that resemble each other are in harmony, that is why people are attracted towards those they resemble.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): النُّفُوسُ أشكالٌ ، فما تَشاكَلَ مِنها اتَّفَقَ ، والناسُ إلي أشكالِـهِم أميَلُ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 92, no. 100]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Every person is inclined towards one who is like him.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كُلُّ امرِئٍ يَمِيلُ إلي مِثلِهِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6865]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The most prosperous of people is he who mingles with honourable people.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أسعَدُ الناسِ مَن خالَطَ كِرامَ الناسِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 185, no. 2]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most goodness and righteousness is to be found in the company of people of reason and understanding.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أكثَرُ الصَّلاحِ والصَّوابِ في صُحبَةِ اُولِي النُهي والألبابِ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3129]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The one who invites you to the everlasting abode and helps you work towards it is a compassionate friend indeed.’[Ibid. no. 8775]

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن دَعاكَ إلي الدارِ الباقيَةِ وأعانَكَ علي العَمَلِ لَها ، فهُو الصَّديقُ الشَّفيقُ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8775]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Do not call a man your friend with the true stamp of friendship until you have tested him in three matters: anger him so that you may see whether his anger takes him away from right into wrong; test him with the dinar and the dirham [in money matters]; and travel with him.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لاتُسَمِّ الرَّجُلَ صَدِيقاً سِمَةَ مَعرِفَةٍ حتّي تَختَبِرَهُ بثلاثٍ: تُغضِبُهُ فَتَنظُرُ غَضَبَهُ يُخرِجُهُ مِن الحَقِّ إلي الباطِلِ ، وعندَ الدِّينارِ والدِّرهَمِ ، وحتّي تُسافِرَ مَعهُ.

Reference: [Amali al-Tusi, p. 646, no. 1339]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Befriend one who gives you a good image, and do not befriend one who uses you to boost his own image.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِصحَبْ مَن تَتَزَيَّنُ بهِ ، ولا تَصحَب مَن يَتَزَيَّنُ بكَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 76, p. 267, no. 9]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘It is not good for you to befriend someone who does not have your best interests at heart as he does his own.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا خَيرَ لكَ في صُحبَةِ مَن لا يَري لكَ مِثلَ الذي يَري لِنَفسِهِ .

Reference: [al-Durra al-Bayda’, p. 19]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Beware of befriending corrupt people, immoral people, and those who openly commit acts of disobedience to Allah.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِحذَرْ مُصاحَبَةَ الفُسّاقِ والفُجّارِ والمُجاهِرِينَ بِمَعاصِي اللّه‏ِ .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2601]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The friend of an ignorant man is always wearied and miserable.’[Ibid. no. 5829]

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): صَدِيقُ الجاهِلِ مَتعُوبٌ مَنكُوبٌ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5829]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Beware of befriending immoral people, for verily only evil accompanies evil.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إيّاكَ ومُصاحَبَةَ الفُسّاقِ ؛ فإنَّ الشَّرَّ بالشَّرِّ مُلحَقٌ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 199, no. 36]

Description: Imam Zayn al-Abidin (a.s.), in his advice to his son al-Baqir (a.s.), said, ‘Beware of befriending one who has cut off relations with his kin, for verily I have seen him cursed in the Book of Allah, Mighty and Exalted, on three different occasions.

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في وصيَّتِهِ لابنِهِ الباقِرِ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ: إيّاكَ ومصاحَبَةَ القاطِعِ لِرَحِمِهِ؛ فإنّي وَجَدتُهُ مَلعوناً في كتابِ اللّه‏ِ عَزَّوجلَّ في ثلاثِ مَواضِعَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar,v. 2, p. 377, no. 7]

Description: Imam Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.) said, ‘The ignorant man’s friend is always wearied.’

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): صَديقُ الجاهِلِ في تَعَبٍ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar,v. 78, p. 352, no. 9]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘When a man puts his friend to shame, he has indeed parted from him.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا احتَشَمَ الرجُلُ أخاهُ فقد فارَقَهُ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar,v. 74, p. 165, no. 28]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Jealousy of one’s friend stems from weakness in one’s love [for him].’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): حَسَدُ الصَّديقِ مِن سُقم المَودَّةِ .

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 218]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Do not let bad opinion of people overcome you, for verily it will not leave any pardon between you and your friend.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا يَغْلِبَنَّ علَيكَ سوءُ الظَّنِّ ؛ فإنّهُ لا يَدَعُ بينَكَ وبينَ صَدِيقٍ صَفْحاً.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 207, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who penetrates deeply into his friend’s affairs, his love for him comes to an end.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَنِ استَقصي علي صَدِيقِهِ انقَطَعَت مَوَدَّتُهُ

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8582]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who argues with his brothers has few friends.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن ناقَشَ الإخوانَ قَلَّ صَدِيقُهُ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8772]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘A sincere friend is he who advises you with regard to your shortcomings, protects you in your absence, and prefers you over himself.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّديقُ الصَّدوقُ: مَن نَصَحَكَ في عَيبِكَ، وحَفِظَكَ في غَيبِكَ ، وآثَرَكَ علي نَفسِهِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1904]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘'Shower all your love on your friend but do not shower all your trust on him.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اُبذُلْ لِصَدِيقِكَ كُلَّ المَوَدَّةِ ، ولا تَبذُل لَهُ كُلَّ الطُمأنِينَةِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 165, no. 29]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The best of companions is he who has little discord about him and much harmony.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): خَيرُ الأصحابِ مَن قَلَّ شِقاقُهُ وكَثُرَ وِفاقُهُ .

Reference: [Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 123]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘One who aids you in your obedience [to Allah] is the best of companions.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): المُعِينُ علي الطاعَةِ خَيرُ الأصحابِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1142]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Do not cut off a friend, even if he disbelieves.’[Ibid. no. 10196]

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَقطَعْ صَديقاً وإن كَفَرَ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10196]