The type of atmosphere that exists amongst some of the youth today is corrupt, where the topics of discussion usually revolve around the opposite sex and ‘showing off’ to each other. This type of atmosphere only serves to agitate the nafs of people and can potentially lead them further away from Islam. 

A muslim should choose friends who will advise him/her and remind him/her of Allah سبحانه وتعالى rather than lure him/her to the path of Shaytan. 
It is therefore important for a Muslim to choose good friends. It is important to always remind ourselves that our purpose in this life is to carry Islam to everybody and show them the right path to rid themselves of the misery of man-made systems, thereby achieving the pleasure of Allah. 
Weakness is part of human nature and being surrounded by friends who have no ties to the values of Islam is a slippery slope with one known outcome slipping away form the right path and losing one’s being. So, it’s better to make friends with those who remind you of Allah rather than being friends with those who indulge in haram activities. Subhanallah!! 
Whilst we are young we have the potential to follow Islam by advancing our understanding and carrying Islam to others.
Youth doesn’t last forever so we must make good use of it before it is gone. We have to ensure that we follow the footsteps of the great Muslim youth of the past who were luminaries of humanity. Let us remember the words of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم who said, “Value five things before five other things: Youth before old age; health before sickness; affluence before poverty; leisure before becoming too busy; and life before death.” [Tirmidhi] 
May Allah سبحانه وتعالى bless us with righteous friends and make them our supporters in canvassing Da’wah. آمين 

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