Umm Ahmad (may Allâh preserve her) said that we should look to our
friends and see if they increase us in Eemaan (faith) or decrease us in
Because we were commanded to love those who increase our faith and there
are many Ahadeeth speaking about the harm of those who are bad friends
and who do not increase us in our Eemaan.
So again, if you are truthful in loving Allah then you will hate the
things that Allah hates most (i.e. Kufr, Shirk, and those who have taken
to these things) and you will too; commit to these things (e.g., loving
for Allah’s sake and hating for Allah’s sake).