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Advice of Malik ibn Dinar (rahimahullah) regarding the company one keeps

Question

Who is this statement attributed to and please mention the reference?

كل أخ وجليس وصاحب لا تستفيد منه خيرا في أمر دينك ففر منه

 

Answer

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)

 

Translation

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