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12 Levels of Friendship

Words of Wisdom from our Prophet
The Vision of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)
Burn Not Your Good Deeds

In Arabic, there are 12 levels of friendship. Most of our ‘friends’ are level 5 or below, and many of us don’t have a single level 12 friend !
Here are the levels:
1. Zameel – someone you have a nodding acquaintance with
2. Jalees – someone you’re comfortable sitting with for a period of time
3. Sameer – you have good conversation with them
…this is where things get serious
4. Nadeem – a drinking companion (just tea) that you might call when you’re free
5. Sahib – someone who’s concerned for your wellbeing
… now we’re in the real ranks of friendship
6. Rafeeq – someone you can depend upon. You’d probably go on holiday with them
7. Sadeeq – a true friend, someone who doesn’t befriend you for an ulterior motive
8. Khaleel – an intimate friend, someone whose presence makes you happy
9. Anees – someone with whom you’re really comfortable and familiar
10. Najiyy – a confidant, someone you trust deeply
11. Safiyy – your best friend, someone you’ve chosen over other friends
12. Qareen – someone who’s inseparable from you. You know how they think (and vice versa)
So go ahead and check the people you are close to !