Picking Hobbies is Picking Friends

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

Souls are in harmony with one another when their natures match each other, so you find those who love [the same] hobbies get along with each other.

So be good at [deciding] what you incline toward, and pick out your hobbies [carefully].

And the best of [all] that is something through which you become more humble and submissive to Allāh. Then your get togethers will end up being with righteous people; your sittings, with [good] worshipers.

And from the very best there is in that [regard], is seeking [Islamic] knowledge, and then after that, all [other] beneficial, useful knowledge.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 8 Mar 21.