Avoid Burdensome People

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Don’t sit with burdensome, unpleasant people. Ibn ʿAqīl, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

A burdensome, unpleasant person that mixes with others is an illness that doesn’t leave the bodies; a trouble weighing down on the hearts; a restriction on [people’s] breathing; a blockage preventing [the use of one’s] senses.

Al-Ādāb Al-Sharʿiyyah, vol. 4, p. 248.