True friends are not those who tell us what we ‘want’ to hear but rather what we ‘need’ to hear. Friends are responsible to ensure that the friendship results in the improvement of both sides spiritually as well as in other ways. Those who fear hurting us if the truth is told to us are like those who would rather see us making the wrong decisions in life & then sympathise when we suffer, yet they knew all along how to have saved us.
One true friend is better than 1000 hypocrites cheering us on!
Mufti Ismail Menk