What is the translation of the below?

لا تعترض فيما لا يعنيك، واعتزل عدوك، واحذر خليلك إلا الأمين، ولا أمين إلا من خشي الله، ولا تصحب فاجرا كي تتعلم من فجوره، ولا تفش إليه سرك، واستشر في أمرك الذين يخشون الله عز وجل



This has been recorded as the advice of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). Some versions suggest that this was the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Refer: Muwatta Imam Muhammad, Hadith: 922, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 35617 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 8995)



Do not interfere/become occupied with things that do not concern you, remain away from your enemy. Beware of your friends, except for the trustworthy one, and only those who fear Allah can be trustworthy. Do not associate a sinner lest you learn his evil ways and do not disclose your secrets to him. Consult and make mashwarah with those who Fear Allah ‘Azza wa Jalla


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar