I have a really good friend to whom when I meet, we end up watching movies. Other friends are ok. I can refuse to watch movies with them but this one friend. He prays 5 times and he’s good but he doesn’t believe in giving up movies and similar desires. Can you give a suggestion.
Allah Ta’ala has blessed you with a little bit of understanding as to the
importance of having good friends. A true friend is one who will always see
to the good and well-being of oneself.
Rather than waiting for your friends to be good to you, you should try to be
a ‘true friend’ towards them. Refusing to watch movies with the other
friends is not enough. You should use some sort of skill and tactic to try
not to let any of your friends watch movies. May be you can create an
excuse, at the time when they intend to watch movies, to go elsewhere – some
other place which they will also enjoy – may be playing cricket, soccer or
visit a nearby restaurant and have a meal together. We suggest that you use
some sort of excuse – not only to keep yourself away, but also to encourage
all your friends to be away from the ‘movie’ environment.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai