A poet penned:

عن المرء لا تسأل وسل عن قرينه = فكل قرين بالمقارن يقتدي

فإن كان ذا شرٍّ فجانبه سُرعة = وإن كان ذا خيرِ فقارنه تهتدي

“About a person, don’t ask, but look to his companionship

Every person is comparable with his companion

So if he is a person of evil, quickly put him on the side

And if he is a person of good, befriend him, and you will be guided.” End quote.

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr