Who is this statement attributed to and please mention the reference?
كل أخ وجليس وصاحب لا تستفيد منه خيرا في أمر دينك ففر منه
Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of the famous Saint, Malik ibn Dinar (rahimahullah).
(Kitabul ‘Uzlah Wal Infirad, Hadith: 150)
Flee from any friend or companion who does not offer any value or good with regard to your religious matters.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar