Whoever protects his time [engaged] in the remembrance of Allaah…
Keeping good company
[From the harmful effects of] companionship with those who are bad…
The smart and intelligent one
The smart and intelligent one is he who does not scrutinise every small and big issue with his family, loved ones, companions and neighbours.
From the means which aid uprightness
Maintaining close ties with the scholars
Maintaining righteous companionship
I accompanied [‘Abdullaah] Ibn ‘Own for 24 years, and [during that time] I am not aware the angels recorded any sin against him.
An exemplary companion
[What] an exemplary companion is the Deenaar and the Dirham; They are of no benefit to you until they leave you [i.e. you spend them on that which earns Allaah’s Pleasure].