Fudayl on Company: Spend time with those having good character

Abu Nu’aym reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you mix with people, mix with those who have good character; it only invites to good. Do not mix with those who have bad character, for it only invites to evil.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 11728

عن أبي نعيم قَالَ الْفُضَيْلُ بْنُ عِيَاضٍ رحمه الله إِذَا خَالَطْتَ فَخَالِطْ حَسَنَ الْخُلُقِ فَإِنَّهُ لا يَدْعُو إِلا إِلَى خَيْرٍ وَلا تُخَالِطْ سَيِّئَ الْخُلُقِ فَإِنَّهُ لا يَدْعُو إِلا إِلَى شَرٍّ

11728 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم