Friends are not forever, but for as long as you live. 
And that is long enough, so choose wisely
But first take the trouble to decide who is a good friend.
1. A good friend is someone who tells you what you need to hear, not only what you want to       hear. 
2. A good friend is someone who stabs you in the chest (who corrects you), not in the back. 
3. A good friend is someone who reminds you about doing something for your life after death, for the day when you will stand before Allah
4. A good friend is someone from whom you learn new things. 
5. A good friend is someone whose silence you find interesting and relaxing and whose conversation is enlightening. 
6. A good friend is someone who is interested in you enough to devote time and thought to you. 
7. A good friend is someone who you can look up to and hold as a role model.
A good friend is someone who is always there with you even when he is not. A good friend is someone who you can meet after a decade and pick up a string of conversation as if you’d met him the previous evening. A good friend is someone who challenges you to be and do your best, one who will not accept your excuses for poor quality or laziness. A good friend is someone who is happier when you succeed, than when he succeeds himself.


I had such a friend and his name was Berty (Cuthbert Suares, Jr.)

Now hold on a minute before you start judging your friends, which you must do of course, but ask yourself first, ‘Am I a ‘good friend’ to my friends?’