If you’re somebody that has undergone significant change in life, don’t assume that your friends will follow. Because what has made you tick, wont be the same for them. And believe me, the likelihood is that they won’t follow so simply. Just because you’ve known them for a while and that you’ve spent time together, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will take the same steps that you have taken at that particular point in time. I think that because they’re your friends, your emotions can get the better of you, and because you love where you are at, you would want it really badly for those that you love, and therefore you act without thinking. So without realising you may end up imposing your beliefs on to the other person. Know that this is not wise, and I’m sure that not only my experience will tell you this.
It’s key that we just take a step back at the whole situation. Remove the old lenses filled with emotions and haste, and replace them with a different pair, one of calmness and rational. Take the time to understand the reality of your friend. Once you have come to do that over a rational basis, then think about how you can go about bringing enlightenment to your friend’s life.
If your friend is still alive, then have hope in their change. Don’t rush with your approach towards them, and be as gentle and soft as possible. Do not by any means let your emotions overtake your thinking, and remember that a decision made after much thought, is far better than a decision made in haste.
Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says:
This is Apple, sharing her sincere advice to any that may be in this situation, or to those that may ever come to such situations.
As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu~