Maintaining moderation in friendship

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What is the meaning (tafsir) of these words by Luqman Al hakim (A.S): ” Don’t be so sweet that people swallow you up, nor so bitter that they spit you out”


A: Maintain moderation in your relationship with people. When someone becomes over friendly then generally people take advantage over him. Similarly, if you have a disinclination towards someone then don’t be impolite.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)