Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Here is another post in my Conversation Ideas series.

Before you were married did you have a really good friend apart from your immediate family? What did you enjoy doing together? What did you like about her? Is she still a close friend? (You can share about some special friends from your childhood).

In your culture many marriages are arranged by your parents and you don’t always know the person you will marry very well. Do husbands and wives usually consider each other as best friends? Do women in your country tell their mother everything or their husband?

Have you ever had a really good friend who was not a Muslim or from an Islamic country? How did you meet? What do you like about her? What do you do together? Is she the same age as you or older?

There are many things that make up a good friendship. What do you consider to be the most important thing in a friendship? How about some other things? (You share your perspective, too.) There are also things that can destroy a good friendship. Have you ever experienced a good friendship that has ended? What do you think are some things that can destroy a friendship? (You share your ideas about this, too.)

Do you feel like Allah is your friend? Do you think Allah has friends? I often hear Muslims say that we are Allah’s slaves and he is like a master. Is that how you think of Allah? Are Muslims afraid of Allah? Why? Ebraheem(Abraham) was called “the friend of God.” What do you think that could mean? He is mentioned in both the Bible and the Qur’an(Surah 4:125) as the friend of God. (Share how God is your friend and what that means to you.) The amazing thing is that we don’t have to be perfect or sinless to become God’s friends. He loves us even when we fail Him or do bad things.