Hazrat Ali Quotes about Friendship:
Hazrat Ali quotes about friendship are one of the most precious gift for us. It defines a relationship between two persons not with the same blood, but a depth relationship combination of trust, support, loyalty and understanding.
Friendship is mutual unconditional connection between people, based on trust, understanding each other, feeling same vibes, common interests and most importantly patience towards each others.
Imam Ali Sayings about Friendship:
Imam Ali sayings about friendship is a guideline to choose a real friend. The best quotes by Hazrat Ali on friendship are given below:
1- If a friend envies you, then he is not a true friend.
2- The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.
3- Unfortunate is he who cannot gain a few sincere friends during his life and more unfortunate is the one who has gained them and then lost them (through his deeds).
4- He who is deserted by friends and relatives will often find help and sympathy from strangers.
5- Lack of friends means, stranger in one’s own country.
6- Do not make friendship with a fool because when he will try to do you good he will do you harm; do not make a miser your friend because he will run away from you at the time of your dire need; do not be friendly with a vicious and wicked person because he will sell you and your friendship at the cheapest price and do not make friend of a liar because like a mirage he will make you visualize very near the things which lie at a great distance and will make you see at the great distance the things which are near to you.
7- A friend cannot be considered a friend unless he is tested on three occasions: in time of need, behind your back and after your death.
8- If a friend envies you, then he is not a true friend.
9- The Poor is one who does not have any friend.
10- Be friends with the righteous and avoid the evil doers, stay away from the hypocrites and don’t accompany the treacherous.
11- Keep away from friendship of a liar. Surely he will show you as near what is far from you and will show as far what is near you.
12- If you have a friend who can be with you in your hard times then you are a very fortunate person.
13- A sane person doesn’t trust his enemies and is cautious when dealing with them. The Imam says that we have to be even more cautious with our friends if they are stupid. This is because a stupid friend may reveal your secrets, embarrass you, or get you into trouble.
14- A friend is like a patch, so choose a matching friend.
15-There is no friend for the arrogant.
16- Befriending evil people makes you evil, just like the wind: if it passes through a stinking place, it carries a stinking smell.
17- Don’t trust a friend before testing him.
18- Be moderate in your love for a friend or hatred for an enemy. The former may turn into an enemy and the latter may turn into a friend.
19- The most impotent person is one who fails to have friends, still less potent is one who fails to retain the friends he has.
20- He who is deserted by friends and relatives will often find help and sympathy from strangers.
21- A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in three occasions: in time of need, behind your back, and after your death.
22- Jealousy by a friend means defect in his love.
23- A friend is like a relation and a true friend is one who speaks well of you even behind your back.
24- Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib (May Allah be pleased with him) was asked, “How many friends have you got ? He replied, “I do not know right now because life has not turned its back on me yet, and all people are my friends. I can only know my true friends when life turns its back on me. That is because the best friends are those who come to support when life turns its back on you”.
The above mention quotes by Hazrat Ali (R.A) on friendship are the best. So be careful, what you tell people. The friend today could be your enemy tomorrow.