Relations are usually based on one's interest or true friendship.
Friendship may either help or destroy the people involved.
Allah, the Almighty, describes a scene of destructive friendship
in His saying, (And (remember) the Day when the Zhalim (wrong-doer, oppressor,
polytheist, etc.) will bite at his hands, he will say: "Oh! Would that I
had taken a path with the Messenger (Muhammad). Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had
never taken so-and-so as a friend! He indeed led me astray from the Reminder (this
Qur'an) after it had come to me. And Shaitan (Satan) is ever a deserter to man
in the hour of need.)
This Zhalim (oppressor) was on the straight path until he followed
the footsteps of his friend, who believed in nothing but passing moments of
pleasure. This friend had his own philosophy that was based on clutching at any
kind of pleasure whenever and wherever they could be obtained, regardless of values
He indulged in women, wine and many different kinds of forbidden
pleasures. The Zhalim followed blindly in his friend's footsteps and forgot his
Lord and the trust that was given to him. So he lost his faith.
Finally, they were all dragged into the Hell-fire.
Another scene took place in Paradise which is quite the opposite
of the previous one. Its heroes were those who dwelt in the gardens of delight.
Almighty Allah says, (Then they will turn to one another, mutually
questioning. A speaker of them will say: "Verily, I had a companion (in
the world), who used to say: Are you among those who believe (in resurrection
after death). (That) when we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed (be
raised up) to receive reward or punishment (according to our deeds)?"'
(The man) said. Will you look down?" So he looked down and saw him in the
midst of the Fire.
He said: "By Allah! You had nearly ruined me. Had it
not been for the Grace of my Lord, I would certainly have been among those
brought forth (to Hell). "(Allah informs about that true believer that he
said) · Are we then not to die (any more)? Except our first death, and we shall
not be punished? (After we have entered Paradise).
The above-mentioned verses relate to a story of two
friends. One of them did not believe in the Day of Resurrection and the other
was about to follow him but for Allah's Mercy. The unbeliever did not realize
that the Day of Reckoning is true and Allah does all what He wants.
Almighty Allah says, )Verily, His Command, when He intends a
thing, is only that He says to it, "Be!" and it is!)