The Art of Being a Friend

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This is one of my favourite quotes about friendship.
Who or what is a 'friend' these days? 
How do you define friendship in the age of globalisation and the Internet revolution? 
Things are not as simple as they used to be...

9 comments:

Ayuni said...

yes, it is not easy to find the true companion...

All my wonders... said...

I haven't been a good one lately...please forgive me Sha! :(

A friend is...
someone who doesn't put you down
someone who you can trust when they're not around
someone who gives you advice even if you don't want to hear it but you know its good for you
someone who loves you for the sake of Allah
someone who does things with no intention of getting anything in return except reward from Allah

and when you're around them, you just feel at peace even when you're not saying anything.

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Ayuni, no it's not easy but alhamdulillah for the wonderful people in our life =)

Fairuz, grrr you're the 2nd girl I know who got married, now living in la la land and have neglected your friends! lol Love what you said about friendship though *hugs*

khawla B. said...

So beautifull, thanks for the post!!

Emma Akmal said...

this is s0oo trueee..sometimes i don't even believed my own bestfriends..i wonder why does it always so hard to find true friends..

JASMINA said...

I'll come back to comment,as now I'm a little busy...It's a very interesting subject.
This quote is really great.

JASMINA said...

Every friendship begins with a likenging of eachother and usually with a lot of laughs,yet from here to call somebody a true friend the road is long and sometimes very hard to go through,yet if one is constant and has a true wish to be a good friend...then it's all so worth it.
However,I also think that some peole,even though they are great and all,are meant to be in our lives just for a period and not till the end.We evolve,so we meet different people...of course there are the special ones who are meant to be with us for always :).
XO

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Jasmina, Emma and khawla thank you for your comments. Jasmina, you're right, friends don't always stay in our lives but God did bring them in our lives for a reason. And we can learn a lot from friends, even the not so good ones. At the end of the day, we always find out who our true friends are eventually =)

Shahirah Elaiza said...

I personally believe mutual respect is an important aspect of any true friendship. You have to treat others the way you want to be treated.