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Ramadan 2006 (Sunnah : The Perfect Example)


Rights of Neighbours

Islam is a religion of peace. It deals justly and kindly with each and every member of society without distinction of race, religion, or colour.

For example, Islam guides its followers to treat the neighbours kindly as our beloved Prophet (S.A.W) said: “Anyone who believes in Allah (S.W.T) and the Day of Judgement should honour his neighbour” (Bukhari).

“The most excellent neighbour is he who behaves best with his neighbour” (Tirmidi)

Hazrat AbdAllah bin Umar (R.A) narrates that, the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Do you know what the rights of your neighbours are?” then He (S.A.W) said, “When they ask for help assist them, when they ask for money give them, when they are in need give them, when they are ill visit them, when the are in a good position congratulate them, when in difficulty share their grief, when they die go to the funeral, do not erect your buildings without permission so that the wind doesn’t reach them, do not make them suffer form the fragrance of your cooking but give them some too”.

Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Whenever you cook soup, add extra water and have in mind the members of the households of your neighbours. Then give some of this (soup) with politeness”. (Muslim)

Food for thought:

Once there were mice in a pious person’s house and someone advised him to get a cat. He replied, “I feel that the mice will leave my house and enter the house of my neighbour. This means I will become such a person that doesn’t like a difficulty but want others to suffer the same difficulty”.  

These are the beautiful teachings of our beloved Prophet (S.A.W). If we act upon these Sunnah, there will be no corruption in the world and there will be global peace and prosperity amongst the people (Muslim and None Muslims alike).