Reference: Rasaa.il Ibn Hazam – v1, p365 Ibn Hazam said: Do not convey to your friend that which will hurt him and not benefit him to know, [for indeed] this is the act of the despicable.
Whoever protects his time [engaged] in the remembrance of Allaah…
You do not qualify for [any] level of humility until you accept the truth from whom you love, and from whom you detest.
[From the harmful effects of] companionship with those who are bad…
The smart and intelligent one is he who does not scrutinise every small and big issue with his family, loved ones, companions and neighbours.
Maintaining close ties with the scholars
Ponder [for a moment]. How many of your friends have passed away?
I accompanied [‘Abdullaah] Ibn ‘Own for 24 years, and [during that time] I am not aware the angels recorded any sin against him.
[Please] guide me to good deeds which I can do so [their reward] reach my father, and may you be rewarded.
I have a brother who does not pray, and I have advised him to pray and explained to him that whoever abandons the prayer is a disbeliever. However, he does not accept my advice, yet continues to eat, drink and live with us – so what is the ruling [regarding that] in this situation?