Refraining from bad company

Q: I have a question regarding the abandoning of bad companions or friends and relating this to the hadith: “The actions are presented on every Monday and Thursday. Allah forgives every Muslim or every believer, except for those who are boycotting each other. He says (about them): ‘Leave them.’”

If these companions are also Muslim but all they talk about is indecent and innapproiate stuff and listening to songs and wanting you to do that as well then is ignoring and boycotting then like the same as in the hadith.

A: No. One will not come under the purview of this Hadith. The Qur'an and Hadith has commanded that we refrain from such company. Hence, to refrain from such company on account of the wrongs that they are involved in is fulfilling the command of Allah Ta'ala.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)