Being kind to neighbours

‘A’isha reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:

Jibril (Gabriel) may Allah bless him and grant him peace, kept on recommending that I treat neighbours well until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs.

[Adab al-Mufrad, Bukhari, Hadith 101]

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Abu Shurayh al-Khuza’i reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:

Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should be good to his neighbours. Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should be generous to his guest. Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should be say what is good or be silent.

[Adab al-Mufrad, Bukhari, Hadith 102]

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Mujahid reported that a sheep was slaughtered for ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr. He asked his slave, ‘Have you given any to our Jewish neighbour? Have you given any to our Jewish neighbour? I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘Jibril kept on recommending that I treat my neighbours well until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs.’”

[Adab al-Mufrad, Bukhari, Hadith 105]

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Ibn ‘Abbas told Ibn az-Zubayr, “I heard the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say:

‘A man is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour is hungry.’”

[Adab al-Mufrad, Bukhari, Hadith 112]

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‘Amr ibn Mu’adh al-Ashhali reported that his grandmother said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:

‘Believing women! Do not let any of you women disdain her female neighbour’s gift, even if it is only a burnt sheep’s hoof.’”

[Adab al-Mufrad, Bukhari, Hadith 122]