Friends are but gifts from the All Loving Allah, they are people that both strengthen and teach us that in life, people come and go, but what matters is how you have compelled and made their stay in your life worthy to be remembered and cherished, it’s not the number of days you’ve had them in your life or the time you’ve spent with them, it’s the actually the deep quality of relationship that you had with them that speaks out.
We should be ever mindful of choosing people who would be our companions in this dunya, we should be careful on choosing our friends for the people we choose to hang out with defines and talks so much of what a person we are. It is know that those who love one another for the sake of Allah will be among those whom Allah will shelter with His shade and upon whom He will shower His mercy and kindness. Muhammad ﷺ once said the following;
 “Allah will ask on the Day of Judgment: ‘Where are those who loved each other for the sake of My glory? Today, - on a day when there is no shade but mine – I shall shade them with My shade.”
 “Allah said: ‘Those who love one another for My glory, will have minbars of light, and the Prophets and martyrs will wish that they had the same.” Indeed, through this kind of love lies not only a great status but the honor of being able to please Allah, and what greater reward for a Mu'min is there other than being able to please His Rabb?
Muhammad ﷺ said;
“A man went to visit a brother of his in another village. Allah sent an angel to wait for him on the road. When the man came along, the angel asked him, 'Where do you intend to go?’ He said, 'I am going to visit a brother of mine who lives in this village.’ The angel asked, 'Have you done him any favour (for which you are now seeking repayment)?’ He said, 'No. I just love him for the sake of Allah’. The angel told him, I am a messenger to you from Allah, sent to tell you that He loves you as you love your brother for His sake.” (Muslim)
Truly, we grow as others grow, and we struggle as others struggles, so don’t think you’re the only one who strives, many does, and all of you blossom at the end, and it best that you find these kind of people, because with them you learn to be more patient, to be more mindful of your deeds, more eager to please Allah and will always be reminded to fear Allah at all times. Choose wisely for Allah says;
“Close friends on that Day will be foes to one another – except for the righteous.” 43:67
So learn to love someone for the sake of Allah, find him and let one another blossom, encourage one another to enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil for indeed loving each other for the sake of Allah brings out the most beautiful patience & faith that can conceal the scars of the most painful and hardest tests. :’)
For truly, a person who loves you genuinely for the sake of Allah, cares and thinks for your akhirah. So before you look for that person, why not strive hard to be that person? insyaAllah. _____
and we pray that we become among those people who love one another for the sake of Allah, that we find in our hearts the light of appreciating even the minutest things that a friend does for us, and that we may control our nafs and pride when at times that they advice us that we had done wrong, we find the heart to listen and hear what they need to tell us. insyaAllah.
May Allah guide us to people that will help us become better Muslims, to people that will be just and always remind us to fear Allah and encourage us to do good deeds. Amin. - SOTS