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Friendship Day: What Millennials & GenZ Have To Say About Friendship?

The magnetic effervescence of friendship is what adds the thrill to our life. It is commonly heard that a friend in need is a friend indeed however, the term friends and friendship is subjective to every individual. In ‘Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai,’ Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan described friendship as love. Let’s hear what millennials have to say about friendship. 

Stuti Choudhary

Stuti Choudhary
Stuti Choudhary

“True friendship is to be happy in the achievements of each other and surround yourself with such great people who’ll be happier than oneself to see the other one hustle. True friends are timeless, and the distance doesn’t matter at all. Friendships that feel the same each time you meet are friendships that last forever.”

Kanak Solanky

Kanak Solanky
Kanak Solanky

“For me, friendship is a constant comfort and the only thing helping me survive all the hardships of life. You can be yourself, and still they won’t judge or leave.”

Chinmay Kapoor

Chinmay Kapoor
Chinmay Kapoor

“Friendship is loyalty, honesty, and no filters. You have to be there, for someone who was there for you when you needed them, no matter what has gone wrong.”

Sakshi

Sakshi
Sakshi

“Friendship to me is someone believing the best in you at all times. It’s someone who pushes you to be the best version of yourself and is the first to stand and clap for you when you succeed. One thing which I like about friendship is that it’s our gift to pick and choose, and build the friendship by knowing the value of the bond you share with each other.”

Aman Balhra

Aman Balhra
Aman Balhra

“Actually, we can’t define friendship because it’s a bond we can’t define in words but still, I’ll try
So friendship for me is that when a person is sitting with his friends and he is happy, no matter what if they are sitting quietly, not talking to each other, but the presence of that particular person is actually making that guy happy. Yeah, that is what friendship is for me.”

Tanya Kashyap

Tanya Kashyap
Tanya Kashyap

“It’s that beautiful place that will always remind you that you’re not alone at any point in life and gives you those unforgettable memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. Friendship is not always fun and frolic but also the fights and tears that make you realize how blessed you are to have someone who will stick by your side no matter what. If you’ve found the right people, keep them forever.”

Prateek Tyagi

Prateek Tyagi
Prateek Tyagi

“Real friends stick by your side when you’re going through the process, even when you can’t meet them frequently. They just have faith in you. Real ones stay no matter what.”

Mayank Lumba

Mayank Lumba
Mayank Lumba

“Friendship, for me, is something that stands the test of time, unfortunate events, and misunderstandings. Friends are an extended family that always has your back and having good friends makes you feel blessed and grateful.”

Raghavendra Chauhan

Raghavendra Chauhan
Raghavendra Chauhan

“Friendship for me is a relationship we get into by our choice. The ones who are eternal regardless of the situation”.

These were some quite interesting takes on friendship! Clearly, the meaning of friendship is different for everyone. On this friendship day, tell your friends what their friendship means to you.

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Eid-al-Adha: The Festival of Love, Sacrifice & Devotion

‘Eid Mubarak’ 

With festivals come history, stories, myths, lots of meals, and of course a platter full of love. Eid al-Adha is called the festival of sacrifice, celebrated by Muslims worldwide with great fervor and gaiety. The story of Eid al-Adha is about devotion, faith, and utmost belief in Allah. 

Prophet Ibrahim started having dreams where he was being instructed to sacrifice his son to Allah. The dreams disturbed him because how can he lose his beloved son? How can he sacrifice him? That’s when he divulged it to his son, without second thoughts his son asked him to follow the commands of their god. 

“Oh my father,” Ismail (as) told Ibrahim (as), “Do that which you have been commanded, Insha’Allah you shall find me among the patient ones.” (37:102)

Prophet finally took the step to follow what was being instructed, he blindfolded himself before sacrificing his son to ease the pain and stop him from getting swayed away by emotions while sacrificing his son. But ‘God is great’ and can never see its deity in pain. When Prophet opened his blindfold he saw his son sound and safe standing next to him and a lamb was sacrificed instead. 

Ever since then Eid-al-Adha is celebrated in the month of Dhul Hijjah and Muslims perform ‘Qurbani’ (sacrifice) of goat, sheep, and camel to commemorate the eminence of Allah and show their faith in Islam. The day starts with reading ‘Namaz’ (players) followed by Qurbani and then sharing the feast with friends and family. 

“And never give up hope of ALLAH’s Mercy. Certainly, no one despairs of ALLAH’s Mercy, except the people who disbelieve.”(Al-Qur’an 12:87)