The present book is about a decisive fact in human life, attending to which brings about salvation in this world and the Hereafter and ignoring which leads to real loss. This issue is required by all humans consciously or unconsciously throughout their lives.
Association and friendship, the subjects of this book, are needed by everyone, young or old, in the society. If this association with friends is based on Divine rules, it leads to right relations, bringing about spiritual and material safety.
If, on the other hand, it is rooted in carnal impure lust, it creates corrupted relations with satanic friends. These facts are quite known in today’s societies; human being is entangled in relationship crises and away from real beauties and safety, though no one might confess to these facts.
In fact, the only way for reaching safety and preventing corruption and vices is to understand Divine teachings as remedy for various social problems. The mentioned Divine teachings can be obtained by association with the best servants of Allah, such as the Prophets (s.a), infallible Imams (a.s), and other Allah’s pious servants and friends. These people have never violated the Divine limits and have followed Allah’s rules. The present book, written by Professor Hussein Ansarian, researcher and theology scholar, has discussed various aspects of the ‘association’ issue, including its special place in the Creation system and human life. The book has introduced pure and impure friends as well as right association patterns. It has also talked about the responsibility of trainers in this regard, based on all-out research.
We hope that this work serves as a resource for the readers to know Divine teachings and practical ethics about ‘association’ in order that they can follow useful guidelines of the infallible Imams (a.s).
Research Unit in Darul Irfan Scientific Center