Spent some time in NJ this past weekend and came back so humbled, thinking of the blessed company Allah has surrounded me with alhumdulillah. You’ll find everything in this world, but a good friend .. someone who supports you, counsels you, listens to you, genuinely cares for you, and makes you a better person by their mere existence is hard to find. May Allah grant us true friendships that only strengthen through time and continue till after we leave this world.
May Allah make us among those who Allah says (about them):
وَنَزَعْنَا مَا فِي صُدُورِهِم مِّنْ غِلٍّ إِخْوَانًا عَلَىٰ سُرُرٍ مُّتَقَابِلِينَ “And We will remove whatever is in their breasts of resentment, [so they will be] brothers, on thrones facing each other.” .. Just as Ali (ra) said to Talha ibn Ubaidullah on the day he died. During his last moments, Ali (ra) came to Talha (ra), wiped his face, started to cry, kissed him on the forehead, and recited the above ayah along with a du’a.