The Perfume-Seller & the Blacksmith
Author: Various Scholars
Paperback: 58 pages
Shaikh Abdur-Rahman As-Sadi, Shaikh Salih Al-Fawzan, Shaikh Zaid Al-Madkhali, Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Hadi
A compilation of small treatises regarding companionship, collected from the works and speeches of some of the noble scholars of our times.
Al-Hafiz Abu Hatim Muhammad bin Hibban Al-Busti (rahimahullah) said: Indeed; from the greatest indications upon understanding what it is a person is upon by way of his fluctuations and his dormancy is: taking into consideration who it is that he converses with and loves. Since a person is upon the religion of his close friend; and the birds of the sky converge on their own likeness.
(Rawdatul Uqalaa wa Nuzhatul Fudalaa)
Al-Allamah Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaimin (rahimahullah) said:
Strive to keep company with a people who are people of good. They show you the right way if you err. They guide you if you are misled. They remind you if you forget. They teach you if you do not know. All of these are from the factors for the increase in Ulamaa.
(Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari)