The Prophet’s Teachings on The Rights of The Neighbors

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) commanded me thus, “O Abu Dharr! Whenever you prepare a broth, put plenty of water in it, and and give some of it to your neighbours”.
[Muslim].

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Jibril kept recommending treating neighbours with kindness until I thought he would assign a share of inheritance”.

comment: Jibril is the angel that brings down revelation to the chosen of men of God.  Jebril or the Holy spirit came to Moses and Jesus.  He reminded the Prophet of the rights of the neighbor that the prophet thought they would be treated just like family members who get a share of the inheritence.

A companion of the Prophet said, “ My friend, (Messenger of Allah (PBUH)) advised me saying,“Whenever you prepare a broth, put plenty of water in it, and give some to your neighbours and then give them out of this with courtesy.”

The Prophet (PBUH) said, “By Allah, he is not a believer! By Allah, he is not a believer! By Allah, he is not a believer.” It was asked, “Who is that, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “One whose neighbour does not feel safe from his evil”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He will not enter paradise whose neighbour is not secure from his wrongful conduct”

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “O Muslim women! None of you should consider a small gift as insignificant to give to her neighbor
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “No one should prohibit his neighbour from placing a peg in his wall”. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) added: Now I see you turning away from this (Sunnah: The Prophetic Way), but by Allah, I shall go on proclaiming it.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: The importance of the injunction takes  places where the two neighbors still have common walls or area between their houses. (In big cities each house has its own independent walls.) In any case, it is evident that a Muslim should be considerate of his neighbors. Islam ordains us to co-operate and sympathize with them. All Muslims are likened to a body each organ of which is linked with the other. In the light of this injunction, one can very well understand the rights of the neighbours in Islam.

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him not harm his neighbour; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him show hospitality to his guest; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him speak good or remain silent”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

I said, “O Messenger of Allah (PBUH), I have two neighbours, to which of them should I send a present?” He (PBUH) replied, “To the one whose door is nearer to you”.
[Al-Bukhari]

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The best of companions with Allah is the one who is best to his companions, and the best of neighbours to Allah is the one who is the best of them to his neighbour”.
[At-Tirmidhi].

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