“And the Day the wrongdoer will bite on his hands [in regret] he will say, “Oh, I wish I had taken with the Messenger a way. Oh, woe to me! I wish I had not taken that one as a friend. He led me away from the remembrance after it had come to me. And ever is Satan, to man, a deserter.” [Al-Furqan 28-30]
In these verses, we can see that Allah has described a person who regret of his wrongdoing. He regret of taking Satan as his friend. So, let we ask ourselves, do we take Satan as our friend? For sure we deny about it right?!
Let me ask you, what is a friend?
A friend is the one that we spend most of our time with. But there are two types of friend. One is the one that will lead us to the remembrance of Allah, and another one is the one that will lead us away from the remembrance.
Let say that a friend is the one we spent time the most. So, can we say that Facebook, mysoju, twitter, anime are our friends too? For sure yup. But are these friends a good one? or these friends are the one that will bring us away from the remembrance of Allah?
Hurm. This may not seem too relevant, but think carefully and deeply. It just makes sense.
But, not only Facebook or mysoju that we consider them as a friend, but in this context, it can be anyone who leads us away from Allah. To avoid it, we should be friend with the one that helps us in remembrance of Allah. It doesn't mean we have to cut our friendship with those who are not. But, we can be the one that bring them in the remembrance of Allah.
In conclusion, be the one that bring people to the remembrance of Allah and minimize of spending time with the 'virtual' friends that leads us away from Allah.
*to remind my own self too..