Followers

11 February, 2009

Signs of Weak Faith (Imaan)

In the name of Allah the beneficent, the Merciful

*1* Committing sins and not feeling any guilt

*2* Not feeling bad when things are done against the Shariah (Commandments of ALLAH)

*3* Neglecting the Sunnah

*4* Prefering this world over the last one

*5* Not feeling the responsibility to do something to promote Islam

*6* Feeling bad only when losing something in terms of material wealth

*7* Thinking bad of others

*8* Not loving for your brother/siter what you love for yourself..

*9* Over attachment with this world life

*10* Belief in materialistic things more than the belief in ALLAH

*11*Speech is Void of the Etiquette of the Qur'an and Sunnah

*12*Lack of Tranquility

*13*Hardening of the Hearts

*14* Performing acts of Worship poorly

*15* Getting no Effect from Verses of Quran

*16* Not wishing to get more close to ALLAH

*17* No urge to learn more about religion

*18* Arrogance

*19*Belittling Good Deeds

*20* Not caring about the affairs of the Muslims

*21*Showing Grief and Fear When Afflicted by a Hardship or When in Difficulty


*1*
Committing sins and not feeling any guilt


All of us commit sins but the dangerous stage comes when stop considering the sins as sins.This is the stage which is depicted by

i-Openly Admitting the sins in front of others
Some people insist on committing the same sins over and over again. As a result, repugnance of sins is slowly withdrawn from their heart to the point that they commit these sins openly as described in this Hadith:

"All of my followers will be forgiven except those who commit sins openly. Such is the case of a man commits a sin at night and Allah had his sin concealed till the morning comes. But, he says openly: 'O so and so, I did such and such yesterday.' Allah had covered his sin, but he uncovered the veil of Allah from it."
Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim

ii-Not feeling any guilt on commiting the sins

Hazrat Ali (R.A.) said "If you fell guilt on commiting a sin and happiness on doing a good deed then you are a Momin"

A Hadith says "Abdullah bin Mas'ud related to us two narrations: One from the Prophet and the other from himself, saying: A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which, he is afraid, may fall on him; whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this."
Bukhari :: Book 75 :: Volume 4 :: Hadith 320

*2*
Not feeling bad When Things are done against the Shariah(The Commandments of ALLAH)


How often we see our friends leaving their Salat(Prayers). How often we see people backbiting others. How often we see our friends listening to Music. Do we ever feel the need to stop that thing? Did we ever feel that thing bad in our hearts? If not then this surely symbolizes extremely weak Iman.

A Hadith says : He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do it, then he should do it with his tongue, and if he has not strength enough to do it, (even) then he should (abhor it) from his heart, and that is the least of faith.
Muslim :: Book 1 : Hadith 79

Least faith means that there is no faith if you don't even feel the evil bad in your heart.

*3* Neglecting the Sunnah

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said " He who loves my Sunnah loves Me"

Loving the Prophet is an integral part of Iman and this hadith shows that loving the prophet means loving his Sunnah i.e. implementing his sunnah in our lives..

One more hadith explains this further..

Also the prophet said " None of you can be a Momin until he loves me more than his children, his parents and the whole Mankind"
Sahih Bukhari

*4*
Prefering this world over the last one


This is our real Test in this world. Allah has created this life a test for us. And it is mentioned in many places in the Holy Quran that the decision of Hell or Heaven on the day of judgement will be done by seeing Did he Prefer Akhirat OR Did he Prefer Duniya?

It is easy for us to say that we prefer Akhirat but we have to judge our lives if its actually the case or not. We work so hard when we have to make a house in this world but have we ever thought about our house where we'll live for ever. We get so sad when loosing some materialistic thing in this world but we never feel that sad on commiting a sin although we know that we are accountable for whatever we do.

*5*
Not feeling the responsibility to do something to promote Islam


We know of many Sunnah of the Prophet but there Is a sunnah which the Prophet carried out day and night for complete 23 years and that sunnah is DAWAH. Promoting Islam in our own disciplines. A Momin is a walking-talky daee. Wherever he goes he leaves his impact on the people.

The Holy Quran Stresses on Amr bil Maaru Wa nahi anil Munkar(Promoting the Good and suppressing the bad) so many times.

You are the best of the nations raised up for (the benefit of) men; you enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong and believe in Allah; and if the followers of the Book had believed it would have been better for them; of them (some) are believers and most of them are transgressors.
Surah Ale Imran 3:110

*6*
Feeling bad only when losing something in terms of material wealth


In this materialistic era we are so deeply caught in the clutches of materialism that we often forget the purpose for which we were sent to this world. The Holy Quran explains it " And I have not created the Humans and Jinns except that they worship me"
Surah Al Zaariyat 51:56


How sad we are when we loose some amount of Money but are we sad when we leave our Salat ?? Islam deals a lot with spiritualism. Islam does not want to see us excelling only in terms of material things , infact, the main stress is laid on spiritual happiness about which most of us are ignorant these days.

*7*
Thinking bad of others


Quran says
O you who believe! avoid most of suspicion, for surely suspicion in some cases is a sin, and do not spy nor let some of you backbite others.
Surah Hujrat 49:12

A good muslim puts limit to his thoughts as well. He does not think bad of others. He is humble and always puts a veil on bad habits of others and advises others in the best possible manner. A true Muslim Loves and his Creations.

A Hadith says : Do not shun each other; do not ignore one another; do not hate one another, and do not envy one another, and be brothers, O servants of Allah. No Muslim is allowed to shun his brother for more than three days.
Sahih Muslim and Jami Tirmidhi

*8*
Not loving for your brother/sisters what you love for yourself..


The Holy Prophet said said, " None of you is a momin until he loves for his brother what he love for himself".
Sahih Bukhari

Islam has made all of us brothers. We are a single unit. If we don't feel this unity and attachment with the Ummah then there is surely some weakness in our Imaan.

The Holy Prophet said, " Whole Muslim Ummah is like a single body. When one part of the body is hurt the whole body feels it"

*9* Over attachment with this world life

In this materialistic and ego centric world our thoughts and wishes are getting confined to this world only. Sometimes over attachment with this world puts a veil on our eyes and we forget the reality of this world. We get very sad on small things. A small loss makes us so sad that we forget all the blessings of Allah on us in this world. This much attachment with this world is surely a sign of weak faith. We get so much attached with this world that we forget the next one. We are so attached with the small problems of life that we forget that we are going to face ALLAH one day.

*10* Belief in materialistic things more than the belief in ALLAH

Everything that happens in this world is by the will of Allah. Nothing is possible if he doesn't will. There should be firm belief in our mind that if Allah doesn't will we cannot even move our hand. Didn't the fire become cool for Hazrat Ibrahim (R.A) when ALLAH wished. Everything is in his hand. We have firm belief that Money will help us that is why we try so hard to acquire it but we don't work that hard to make Allah happy. Deep within the hearts all of us have more belief in the material things than we have in Allah and we claim our selves to be muslims.

*11*Speech is Void of the Etiquette of the Qur'an and Sunnah

Quran and Ahadith have given us the complete code of conduct regarding our speech. Prophet Muhammad S.A.W said , "A true muslim is one from whose hands and tongue other muslims are safe"
(Sahih Muslim), but, in our daily lives we can see ourselves harming so many people daily by useless and harsh use of our tongue. Allah forbade us from backbiting, calling bad names, lying etc so many times still these things have become a part of our lives.

The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak good or be silent"
(Mawtta Imam Malik).

*12*Lack of Tranquility

Quran says that " Verily Peace lies in the Remembrance of Allah" (Surah Al Raad 13:28). If we see the people of the world we will find that all of them are trying to get peace of the heart some of the other. Some are trying to peace through money, some through status and some through sex and lust but it's the challenge of the Quran that you will get peace only when you remember Allah throughout your day. Holy Prophet advised us to look at the people below us in worldly matters and to see the people above us in the religious matters. If we just follow this single hadith surely there will be a great amount of tranquility in our lives.

*13*Hardening of the Hearts

The person reaches a stage where he feels that his heart has turned into a solid rock that is not affected by anything. Allah says: "And yet, after this, your hearts hardened and became like rocks, or even harder."
(Surah Al Baqarah, 2:74)
. A hardened heart is not affected by anything - even seeing people die and attending funerals would not move it. The person with a hardened heart may even carry a corpse and bury it, yet, he walks in the graveyard as if he were strolling between pine trees!

*14*
Performing acts of Worship poorly


Such a person remains absent-minded during prayers and while reciting the Qur'an. He also does not contemplate upon the meaning of the supplications he is making. As a result, he recites them in a monotonous tone void of any reflections. He does not think for a moment about the value of these supplications. He forgets that: "Allah does not accept the supplication from an inattentive, heedless heart."
(Jami Tirmidhi).

His acts of worship are reduced to hollow movements with no spirit behind them. Allah describes the hypocrites: "And they do not remember Allah but little."
(Surah Al-Nisa', 4:142).

Furthermore, he does not feel remorse if he misses obligatory duties and does not try to perform the different Sunnah prayers or invocations that he misses. He ignores them, convincing himself that they are only Sunnah!

*15* Getting no Effect from Verses of Quran

The promises, warnings, commands, prohibitions, and descriptions of the Day of Judgment do not make his eyes flood with tears, or his heart quiver, or his soul shiver. Consequently, he gets bored and tired when he listens to the recital of the Qur'an. It is a quality of the true believers that when they listen to the Quran their Iman is increased and their hearts start trembling with the fear of Allah. But some people have absolutely no effect when the verses of Holy Quran are recited in front of him. They can judge themselves where there Iman lies.

*16*Not wishing to get more close to ALLAH

Actions speak louder than words. All of us are seen saying, " want to get more close to Allah" and statement like this but our actions don't speak the same. We don't really wish to get close to Allah. When we wish to be a rich person we work so hard to achieve that wish but when we wish to love Allah more and to get more close to him we hardly put in any additional effort for it. Quran says, "Those who believe have extreme Love for Allah"
(Surah Baqarah 2:165). Some have reached this state of extreme Love. Some are striving hard to get more close to Allah and some are just caught in the clutches of Satan satisfying themselves by the mere lip service.

*17*
No urge to learn more about religion


The Ultimate goal of a true Momin (a true believer) is to do everthing that makes Allah happy and to abstain from everything that makes Allah angry. How can we achieve this goal if we don't know what Allah orders Allah has revealed for us. What are the things which Allah has kept Haram for us. In order to make Allah happy with him a true believer always strives to know more an more in depth about the teachings Allah has sent down for him.

*18*
Arrogance


We see many people out there who don't follow the Sunnah of the Prophet because they are too personality cautious. They think following the Sunnah will shatter their image in the eyes of others. This is arrogance. Arrogance is a sign of extremely weak faith. Think there are many people who sleep by the road sides, who are dressed in rags, who have shabby clothes, who don't have food to eat. Can you think that they are same as you. They are humans as you are. If you are unable to establish this thinking in yourself then be careful there is some arrogance hidden in you.

*19*Belittling Good Deeds

There is lack of concern on the part of the sick at heart to perform small deeds of righteousness contrary to what the Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam has taught us when he said: "Do not belittle any small act of kindness even if it is to pour water from your bucket into the vessel of the one who asks for it or to talk to your brother with a cheerful face."
(Masnad Ahmed)

So, acts that appear to be minor should not be underestimated. Hence, meeting a fellow Muslim with a smiling face and removing trash and dirt from the Masjid - even as little as a straw - entails great rewards. It may be that a small deed becomes a reason for the forgiveness of major sins. Allah thanks His slave for these small deeds and forgives him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam said: "Once, a man saw the branch of a tree in the middle of a road. So, he said, 'By Allah, I will remove this from the path of the Muslims so they may not be hurt.' For this action, he was put in Paradise." (Sahih Muslim).

*20* Not caring about the affairs of the Muslims

A person with a sick heart does not react to the needs of Muslims by making supplications, giving charity, or offering assistance. He does not care if his brothers are afflicted by a hardship in any part of the world such as being overwhelmed by the enemy, being persecuted, or being stricken by disasters. It is enough for him that his conditions are good! This is because of his ailing Iman; A believer is the opposite of that as described by the Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam: "A believer feels pain for the believers, just as the body feels distress over what is troubling the head."
(Related by Ahmad)

*21*Showing Grief and Fear When Afflicted by a Hardship or When in Difficulty

Such a person is often found to be shaky in offering obligatory duties, unbalanced, absent minded, lost, and fidgety. He is not able to face reality with unwavering limbs and a firm heart. All of this is due to ailing Iman.

If the Iman were strong, he would have been firm and faced the greatest of hardships with strength and steadfastness. Iman gives us faith that whatever is happening with us is from Allah. Either it is a test for us or either it is a punishment for something bad we did. If it's a test than a believe tries his best to be patient and keep Allah Happy. And if it's a punishment from Allah then a believer admits his mistake in front of Allah and asks Allah to forgive me and this earns him spiritual blessing.

Dear Muslims!!

It's a Request for You. Judge yourself in light of the above weak signs. Because this faith will help you to get the spiritual blessing in this world and more importantly this is the main certificate for your success in the coming phases: The Phase of graveyard, the Day of Judgement, the Pul e Sirat. Everywhere your success is based on the quality of iman you had. If you have good Iman and good intentions then even a small good deed can do wonders for you but without iman even great deeds might get multiplied by zero.

So Its my humble request do judge yourself in light of the signs I mentioned so that when you leave this word you have the certificate to enter Paradise.

The Prophet said, "Whoever said "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a barley grain will be taken out of Hell. And whoever said: "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a wheat grain will be taken out of Hell. And whoever said, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of an atom will be taken out of Hell."
(Sahih Bukhari)




Author : Muhammad Awais Tahir

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9 comments:

Amatul Wadood said...

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.

Peace and blessings on Prophet, his family, his companions and all the righteous believers.

JazakAllah Khair for this great reminder! May Allah Swt help us to attain success in this world and akhira and grant us strong imaan under all circumstances.ameen!

Im facing a dilemma...itz about my friends...i have these 2 girls who were really close to me...and may Allah SWT bless them for all the good they did...the thing is whenever im in their company, most of the time:
1. we are speaking garbage!!and at times i tell that it's backbiting but they say no it's not...and at times i jst go along with them(may Allah forgive me and them).

2. MUSIC!!! oh my!!! this is big BIg TIME prob!! one of them thinks music is not haram while the other one knows it is haram and im tryin to run away from this...bcz once upon a time i was a music addict and now alhamdulillah i HATE music!! but when im with them at times i loose the battle to atleast hate it with my heart!

And there are other issues as well...So my question is...how am i suppose to balance my concern for them and my own protection to be closer to the MOst Merciful One... i guess these girls might feel that im a hypocritical friend who doesnt want to be with them...bcz these days im hanging out with a girl (may Allah SWT bless her immensely and keep her steadfast!) who is helping me to get closer to Him...we talk abt issues and AllahSWT...and we help in other acts of righteousness, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil 'Alameen!
My other 2 friends are also nice in some other aspects...but they are definitely taking me away from Him....and i want to run away!!!!!!!! WHAT DO I DO? ANY ADVICE? ANYONE?

Muhammad Awais Tahir said...

Assalam u Alaikum !
Ukhte!

1- 'Gheebah' (back biting) is a very comprehensive sin. It is committed not only through your tongue, but also if you imitate others (in their absence) through other parts of the body. Furthermore, if you sit with people who are backbiting others, and instead of stopping them you are keeping quiet. You are also a part of the activity going on. So, either you have to stop them when they are doing gheebah or you have to quit that gathering leaving a silent message that you didn't like what was going on. There are many ahadith on the topic which you can use to guide them rather than speaking anything of your own.

2- Nowadays, people are so much into fun and entertainment, that for them everything revolves around it. So, in every gathering they'd be looking for (or inventing) opportunities to generate laughter, rather than then discussing serious issues that the Ummah is facing these days. So, at times you need to remind the people the state of the Ummah. We are like a single body. How we keep on with the fun and frolic when the Israelis are bulldozing our Palestinian brothers and Sisters? We, as muslims, have no time to loose. We have to work to guide the non-muslims towards the light. We've to awaken the muslims who've been carried away by the darkness of materialism. This life is a test? Would we spend all the time in the exam-hall laughing ? Do we care not of the result, to come?

3- Islam is not against Entertainment, jokes and fun.Prophet Muhammad SAW used to cut jokes as well. Unfortunately, most of the modern day jokes involve ridiculing someone, lies, immodesty, back-biting etc. Hence, cutting good jokes have become an art. You better learn that art, to show people that is a 'halal' way to enjoyment.

4- Regarding the Music issue. Rather than going into too much details with them. You just simply tell them that no scholar on the face of the earth has ever declared the 'hip-hop' and purposeless music as halal. It is doubtless that it falls under the category of prohibited. Furthermore, the need of music is felt by those whose hearts are void of the divine music. So, we need to tune ourselves to resonate with the divine music and not the worldly instrumental music that stimulates bad desires. You give them mp3 files containing qir'at of good qaari's (recitors) to listen and in sha Allah It'll capture them and help them overcome the obsession with music.

How to balance: Truth has to stand out clear from the evil. Your main purpose of being with them should be to guide them, for that is in their benefit and yours, and that is what real friendship is all about. Keep on doing du'aa to Allah SWT for them, as well. And, yes, you should spend your time more with the one whose closer to Allah SWT, because this is how the lovers of Allah choose friends. We love those in whose hearts the love of Allah SWT is found, and as for others, we continually try to inculcate the same thing in their hearts, so that they feel the sweetness of imaan, in sha Allah.

Hope my advices helped.

Allahuma Faqihna fid deen

Muhammad Awais Tahir said...

For the music issue, do see this article :

http://islamandpsychology.blogspot.com/2010/02/resonating-soul.html

Amatul Wadood said...

Wasalam wrt wbrt!
JazakAllah Khair Akhi!

Thanks alot for taking time and giving this advice!

yes we do discuss abt issues abt the Muslim ummah and we have organized programmes in our university...but u see...this is another problem with most of us...we speak and we know...but when it comes to action it speaks otherwise...something as important as fajr prayer is neglected by most of them...i.e, me and my friends recently went to the mosque for fajr prayer and we were so sad to notice very few brothers had come to the masjid...And some of the "intellectual talks" held are so far away from the Quran and sunnah and they try hard to find solution to the probz faced by our ummah...talk abt searching for water when u r dying of thirst and u r holding a jar of water! ya Allah!

Seriously there is alot to be done...and the more we get close to Allah...the more our responsibilty is to spread the word of truth and peace...

may Allah SWT assist us all in His Cause and grant us istiqaamah till v return back to Him.ameen!

Amatul Wadood said...

by the way...yep i read the article...mashAllah! that wz truly amazinG!! inshAllah im gona forward it to my friends!

Muhammad Awais Tahir said...

Not acting on what we know is a really serious issue. This is a common problem amongst us. We can discuss the state of the nation in 'cafes' for hours. We can the system, the leaders all in one go. We can label all those working for revolution as deviated in a single-shot. But, when it comes to implementing Islam in our own body, we tend to be very very lazy. Of the five must answer questions on the day of judgment : 'How much did you act upon what you knew?'.

May Allah Forgive Us All

Well, once again I'd like to ask. Did you go through the article ' How to Join the forces of Al-Mahdi' ? It deals with this topic.

Amatul Wadood said...

Aameen!

Yes, i read the article and mashAllah very important points are highlighted...especially the categorization...but i guess there is more to it...for instance i have personally witnessed people who speak about it even though they are hardly bothered to do anything at all...well..i guess these are the trend followers i.e., speak when others speak...

I feel everything comes back to one core point i.e., our relationship with Allah SWT and His guidance...if the foundation itself is messed up then we cant even think about building a solid structure on it...
But if this point is clear then v can address the confused ones who REALLY want to do something in His Name, in His Cause...

So here i guess we have to take a look at our blessings which we can use as tools to accomplish this purpose...for a teacher, his students are the short term targets (which will eventually turn out to become long term targets), for parents their kids and so on...

and yeah like how u told me to make my main aim to be with my friends to help them to get closer to Allah SWT (and btw i realized that this is something very important regarding youth issue...i mean we need practising youngsters to try to wisely get their heedless age mates to the right path with His Help...especially incase of teenagers these days who dont want to listen to elders)

SubhanAllah today i just came across this lecture by Sheikh Yasir Qadhi!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4xRJtcu66Y

and one very important point that i feel is that we must consistently make the following dua:

(Oh My God!! i just went to pray asr and before i gave salam, a mission that i can probably do with His Help came to my mind! ALLAHU AKBAR!...nywayz back to my point)

Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate from the truth after You have guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Your grace. Verily You are the Giver of bounties without measure. (3:8)

Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and the lack of moderation in our doings, and make firm our steps and succour us against those who deny the truth. (3:147)

Our Lord! Behold we have heard a voice calling us unto faith: "Believe in your Lord" and we have believed.Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and efface our bad deeds and take our souls in the company of the righteous. (3:193)

May AllahSWT protect our good intentions and good deeds from being corrupted! bcz i remember the hadith in which one person died in a battle and people were praising him..but imagine Prophet SAW said that he ended up in Hell Fire bcz his intention was corrupted! may The Most Merciful One protect us all!

Amatul Wadood said...

Wasalam wrt wbrt!
JazakAllah Khair Akhi!

Thanks alot for taking time and giving this advice!

yes we do discuss abt issues abt the Muslim ummah and we have organized programmes in our university...but u see...this is another problem with most of us...we speak and we know...but when it comes to action it speaks otherwise...something as important as fajr prayer is neglected by most of them...i.e, me and my friends recently went to the mosque for fajr prayer and we were so sad to notice very few brothers had come to the masjid...And some of the "intellectual talks" held are so far away from the Quran and sunnah and they try hard to find solution to the probz faced by our ummah...talk abt searching for water when u r dying of thirst and u r holding a jar of water! ya Allah!

Seriously there is alot to be done...and the more we get close to Allah...the more our responsibilty is to spread the word of truth and peace...

may Allah SWT assist us all in His Cause and grant us istiqaamah till v return back to Him.ameen!

Muhammad Awais Tahir said...

Assalam u Alaikum !
Ukhte!

1- 'Gheebah' (back biting) is a very comprehensive sin. It is committed not only through your tongue, but also if you imitate others (in their absence) through other parts of the body. Furthermore, if you sit with people who are backbiting others, and instead of stopping them you are keeping quiet. You are also a part of the activity going on. So, either you have to stop them when they are doing gheebah or you have to quit that gathering leaving a silent message that you didn't like what was going on. There are many ahadith on the topic which you can use to guide them rather than speaking anything of your own.

2- Nowadays, people are so much into fun and entertainment, that for them everything revolves around it. So, in every gathering they'd be looking for (or inventing) opportunities to generate laughter, rather than then discussing serious issues that the Ummah is facing these days. So, at times you need to remind the people the state of the Ummah. We are like a single body. How we keep on with the fun and frolic when the Israelis are bulldozing our Palestinian brothers and Sisters? We, as muslims, have no time to loose. We have to work to guide the non-muslims towards the light. We've to awaken the muslims who've been carried away by the darkness of materialism. This life is a test? Would we spend all the time in the exam-hall laughing ? Do we care not of the result, to come?

3- Islam is not against Entertainment, jokes and fun.Prophet Muhammad SAW used to cut jokes as well. Unfortunately, most of the modern day jokes involve ridiculing someone, lies, immodesty, back-biting etc. Hence, cutting good jokes have become an art. You better learn that art, to show people that is a 'halal' way to enjoyment.

4- Regarding the Music issue. Rather than going into too much details with them. You just simply tell them that no scholar on the face of the earth has ever declared the 'hip-hop' and purposeless music as halal. It is doubtless that it falls under the category of prohibited. Furthermore, the need of music is felt by those whose hearts are void of the divine music. So, we need to tune ourselves to resonate with the divine music and not the worldly instrumental music that stimulates bad desires. You give them mp3 files containing qir'at of good qaari's (recitors) to listen and in sha Allah It'll capture them and help them overcome the obsession with music.

How to balance: Truth has to stand out clear from the evil. Your main purpose of being with them should be to guide them, for that is in their benefit and yours, and that is what real friendship is all about. Keep on doing du'aa to Allah SWT for them, as well. And, yes, you should spend your time more with the one whose closer to Allah SWT, because this is how the lovers of Allah choose friends. We love those in whose hearts the love of Allah SWT is found, and as for others, we continually try to inculcate the same thing in their hearts, so that they feel the sweetness of imaan, in sha Allah.

Hope my advices helped.

Allahuma Faqihna fid deen

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