Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Less Than Perfect, But the Perfect Friend - friendship, love and life

A Friend
A friend is a gem,
With perhaps some rough edges
But who else will you turn to
To help you through 
Life's tough patches?

A friend is a star,
Perhaps shining less than perfectly,
But who else will you turn to
To accompany you through the maze
Of confusion that you face nightly?

A friend is your best company,
Though some may think him cold and hard-hearted,
But you know the truth of his empathy,
So who else will you turn to
To sooth the sorrow
Of the broken-hearted?

I sometimes wonder how God chooses our friends for us. By what criteria or acid-test that He deems such person to be a good addition to our intimate circle. It matters not, I guess. Not when the conclusion of His plans is so fulfilling and all-encompassing for us. The true value of a friend can never, I guess, be truly measured. 

I met an old friend this morning. There he was sitting in the coffee-house as if waiting for an appointment. When I arrived in front of him, he said, "Why... Taufiq! I was just thinking about you..." And funnily enough, I was also thinking about him.

May God bless all friends, by the grace of God, the Lord of Friends!

We have been through it all, haven't we? Whatever faith we are dressed in, all of us have friends we can be grateful for... So have a friendly day, sunshine.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

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