26 Mar, 2023 | Sunday 4-Ramadan-1444
29 Qualities of a good friend according to Ali (R).

Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) mentioned that a good friend and neighbor has the following qualities:

  1. Forgive the shortcomings of the friend
  2. Show pity to the friend's difficulties
  3. Conceal his shortcomings
  4. Overlook his excuses
  5. Accept his forgiveness
  6. Stop the backbiting spoken of the friend
  7. Always be with the friend
  8. Protect the friendship
  9. Fulfil the needs of the friend
  10. Visit him when he is sick
  11. When he dies, be present at his Janazah
  12. When invited, accept his invitation
  13. If he gives a gift, accept it
  14. If he does good, then reciprocate accordingly
  15. When the friend offers a bounty, then thank him
  16. When he needs help then assist him
  17. Preserve the honor and respect of your friend and his house
  18. Fulfil his needs that accord with Shariáh
  19. Accept his intercession if it is according to Shariáh
  20. Do not make him despondent in his requests
  21. Reply to the friend's sneeze by saying "Yarhmukallahu" if he said 'Alhamdulillah'
  22. If anything is lost of the friend, then assist him to look for it
  23. Reply to his Salaam
  24. Support and praise his good works
  25. If one has taken an oath to fulfill something, assist him in accomplishing the oath
  26. Assist your friend at all times whether he is an oppressor or oppressed. Assisting him if he is an oppressor is to stop him from oppression.
  27. Also communicate with him and not create animosity.
  28. Not to disgrace a friend
  29. Not to swear at a friend