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Assalam Alaykum. I'm 13 years old, going to 8th grade. I am doing everything I can to be an excellent student, and a person praised by all. I have few close friends who are unlike me, do not care about their future. They do not want to learn anything. However, I call them close friends because I can definitely trust them. They will never expose a secret I tell them. These days, school is getting harder and I am having problems with catching up with the topics. I thought, in order to do that, I must abandon my friends or I can never reach my expectations. Please, brothers and sisters, tell me what shall I do? Which one should I choose? Thank you.

asked 14321 UnknownMuslimTeen's gravatar image

Studies should come first. If you lose any of your friends over bettering yourself then they were not true friends. Explain to them you need to focus school . Insha Allah they will understand.

answered 1.6k314 sadie's gravatar image

Thank you! I will try to tell them what you told me. Perhaps they will understand me.

(Feb 01 '13 at 14:30) UnknownMuslimTeen UnknownMuslimTeen's gravatar image

Wa Alaikum Assalaaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakaaatahuuuuu.. Brother,i suggest you to do Istikhaara [Seeking the right Path by offering 2 Rakats of Salatul Istikhaara].. In Sha Allah,Allah {S.w.t} will surely show u right path..

answered 1.2k517 Ubi's gravatar image
edited Feb 01 '13 at 23:07

Balance between both friends and studying be good to your friends and study hard when it's suitable.

answered 1013 Omar's gravatar image

Brother, and that's exactly why I'm asking this question. It is very difficult, and maybe even impossible to balance it. Please tell me what shall I do?

(Jan 31 '13 at 14:35) UnknownMuslimTeen UnknownMuslimTeen's gravatar image

Maybe you should take a break from friendship for a while until you catch up with your studies so your main objective now should be studies.

(Jan 31 '13 at 14:43) Omar Omar's gravatar image
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