Rabu 06 Dec 2023 17:14 WIB

Those We Consider Friends in the World Turn Out to Be Enemies in the Hereafter

The Quran emphasizes the importance of friendship in sharia

Illustration of friendship. The Quran emphasizes the importance of friendship in sharia
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Illustration of friendship. The Quran emphasizes the importance of friendship in sharia

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA- Those who during their life in the world think that they have made friends with many people, in fact, rally massive hostility. An intimate communion (in the world) turns into a fierce feud (in the afterlife).

الْأَخِلَّاءُ يَوْمَئِذٍ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ عَدُوٌّ إِلَّا الْمُتَّقِينَ

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“Friends who are familiar on that day were enemies to others except those who were pious.” (QS az-Zukhruf verse 67).

Muslim scholars argue that this happens because their bonds of friendship are not based on faith and infidelity, but because of evil, iniquity, and error. They are racing to be the most powerful and most powerful people in crime. Some of them transmit the crime to others.

Crime, injustice, and misbehavior spread like a plague that continues to plague many people. When evil is considered commonplace, in various cases instead proving capable of ushering many people to the pinnacle of success, he turns into the law of truth. Aren't such socio-political portraits we can easily witness around us now?

We don't have to bother watching the next day it comes to prove the truth of the above verse. On the political stage, for example, we vividly witness the pair of potential leaders and their deputies pledging sky-high in public: “together we can”.

Not three years after they were elected by the people, the relationship of the two figures no longer got along. In fact, they no longer greet each other. Likewise, the people who are now warmly reported by the mass media to be talking to each other, shouting at each other, are those who only recently became allies.

In the Quranic verse above, the word al-akhilla' is used, the plural of al-khalil (friend), instead of rafiq or shohib which also means friend. Quraish Shihab in Tafsir Al-Mishbah interprets the word as “a familiar friend whose friendship has gone into the recesses of each other's hearts”. The same word was also used as a nickname for the Prophet Ibrahim as; Khalilullah (a familiar friend of God) because of the unfading power of faith and piety by the interests of worldly projects.

It is the khalil who are familiar friends in the world and the hereafter in a strong bond of faith and godliness for the sake of the eternal, that is, ukhrawi.

In one of his sayings, the Prophet (PBUH) confirmed that one of the seven groups of people who remain under God's protection until the Day after is “two people who share love for God's sake, they are together for the sake of Allah and separate also for the sake of Allah.” (H.R. Bukhari and Muslim through Abu Hurairah).

They will sit together in the chariot of light, fulfilling the loving call of Allah (SWT):

ادْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ أَنْتُمْ وَأَزْوَاجُكُمْ تُحْبَرُونَ

“Go to heaven, you and your spouses are always excited.” (QS az-Zuhruf [43]: 70).

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