Excellence in Friendship – What are some keys to being a good friend?
Excellence in Friendship- What are some keys to being a good friend?
By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Imam Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (Allah have mercy on him), one of the great sufi masters, wrote in his work The Proper Manners of Companionship (Adab al-Suhba) that,
Proper companionship with one’s friends is through:
 Remaining constantly cheerful
 Doing the good
 Spreading mention of their virtues
 Concealing their errors
 Considering great this little acts of good
 Considering little anything one does for them
 Taking care of them with one’s person and wealth
 Avoiding malice, envy, harming, hurting, and all matters
that they dislike, in any way
 Leaving anything one would have to apologize for.
Source: Sunni Path Blog