Nabi Yusha’ (‘alaihis salaam) once received revelation that one hundred thousand people from his nation will be destroyed in a punishment to befall them. The strange thing was that sixty thousand of them were sinners and transgressors, whereas the remainder forty thousand were outwardly pious people. In astonishment Yusha’ (‘alaihis salaam) asked: “O Allah, what crime did the pious ones commit?” Allah Ta‘ala replied: “They freely associated and interacted with the evil doers and did not express any type of anger or aversion for the wrongs taking place around them.” (Al-Bahrul Muheet vol. 3 pg. 533)

Lesson: Hanging around with the wrong ‘owes’ when they are ‘pulling’, ‘popping’, ‘wining and dining’ and saying “I’m not involved” is not enough. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time will result in the wrong end as well.