“Do I want Allah to be my friend? If yes, , what do I have to do?”
I tried this answer on my daughter and this what she had to say, “ we can give charity, we can pray, we read Quran and we can be nice to everyone, then Allah shall be our friend, since He likes all these things.
To make Allah my friend, first I need to learn more about Him. I can learn a lot about Him through His safaat. The asma-ul-husna. Then, I need to listen to Him. I need to obey His Commands. We know a quality of a friend is: a friend in need is a friend indeed! Well, we know that Allah is definitely our friend in need. So, if we were really smart we would make sure that we get on the good side of a friend like that! We need to make sure that we do everything that we can to avoid His wrath.
O Allah! Please be our friend, we are nothing without You.