With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 37 (Saffat)
Refraining from succumbing to peer pressure
Verses 50-57 “Then they will turn to one another and question one another, One of them will start the talk and say: “I had an intimate companion (on the earth), “Who used to say, ‘what! are you amongst those who bear witness to the Truth (of the Message)? “‘When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments? He (the righteous one) said: “By Allah! You were a little short of bringing me to perdition! Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)”
In this set of verses Allah SWT informs us of the reality of the after-life and not to be misled by our close companions. Whilst in the previous verse we see the inmates of hell disputing and disowning each other, in this set of verses we see how fortunate the inheritors of paradise consider themselves to be, they express their gratitude to Allah SWT for not falling into the trap of disbelief. When peer pressure seems to be getting the better of us we ought to reflect on verses like these which bring us back to reality by taking us into the future.