Umar Ibn Khattab advised saying:

“Hold fast to truthful companions; live with them closely, for they are a charm at times of ease and an aid at times of difficulty. Stick to the truth even if the truth kills you, and do not involve yourself in issues that do not concern you. Do not ask about things which have not taken place for indeed, that which has already taken place is enough to preoccupy you from it. Do not seek help or take your affairs to someone who does not wish to see you succeed, and do not befriend the sinful lest you learn from his sins and evil.Keep away from your enemy and be cautious of even your friends, except for the truthful and trusted friend. And no one is trustworthy except him who fears Allah.”

From: Rawdhat al ‘Uqala


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