Our advisors are SEBI-registered and they are legally allowed to give clients advice on Mutual Funds. We hope your friends have requisite expertise as that of a SEBI-registered advisor.
Our advisors have decades of experience in understanding your needs and suggesting appropriate schemes. They do not earn commissions from the products, hence they act in favour of clients and not in the Fund house.
Regarding taking recommendations from your friend, it may not be advisable because what works for your friend, might not work for you. You may have different risk appetite, financial conditions etc.