Author: Shaykh Abu Ibraheem Muhammad bin Maani al-Aanasee (Hafidhahullaah)

Translator: Abu Muhammad Younus bin Muhammad as-Somali

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

“From the ways of a person deviating from the truth is: accompanying bad companions, those that call to their desires and their corrupted ambitions, for verily they are as it was said:

‘The stroke is like stroking a rabbit, but the nature is like the nature of a fox’

They beautify their speech and they show outwardly beautiful mannerisms and behind all of that is deception and plotting that plunges one into fitnah and becoming fanatic towards falsehood, so whoever desires salvation (from them) then let him be cautious from them.

Abu Abdillaah Ibn Battah (Rahimahullaah) said:

“So Allaah! Allaah! My brothers! Be cautious of sitting with he who has been trialed by fitnah, so his heart deviated.” – ‘al-Ibaanah’ (Page: 260, Vol. 1)

Source: ‘al-Fawaakih al-Janniyah Min al-Athaar as-Salafiyyah’ Pages: 101-102 from the second print (1435)