Neighborhood Etiquette in Islam

Neighbors in our era, have no small influence on the neighbor next door. Because we live closely each others, in homes, flats, condominiums or apartments..

To make a good neighborhood Islam teach you that your neighbour has the right to be treated well.  When every moslem commit to the rule of Islam in neighborhood then he will live in a healthy community. Here is what Islam teach us how to treat neighbors:

  1.  Your neighbor has so great right to you, as if he is your brother in blood (hadith 1)
  2. Therefore, Islam prohibits you to disturb your neighbors inculding that you do bad things (hadith 2)
  3. Your neighbors even has the right to be treated well by giving them gifts (hadith 4)
  4. Your neighbors has the right to be visitted when he is sick (hadith 7)
  5. Including the right of your neighbor is asking your permission to disturbing you with his business (hadith 6)
  6. Neighbors have the right to be offered in the first place to buy your house (hadith 3)
  7. It suffice to say that you’ve make a great sin by commit an adultery with your neighbor’s wife (hadith 5)


  1.  from [Aisha] said: Messenger of shallallahu’alaihi wa sallam said: “Gabriel is always remind me about neighbors, so I thought a neighbor also inherit.” (Ahmad: 24 363)
  2. From [Abu Hurairah], he said: That the Prophet sallallaahu’ alaihi wasallam said:” No, for the sake of God he is not faithful, not, for the sake of God he is not faithful, not, for the sake of God he is not faithful, “then the friends of the prophet asked,” Who is he, O Messenger of Allah? ” He replied: “A neighbor, which his neighbor do not feel safe from disturbance,” They asked further, “What is his disturbance?” He said: “his badness.” (Ahmad: 8078)
  3. From [Ash Syarid bin Suwaid], that the prophet said: “The neighbors were more entitled to offer in the first place  to buy the land than other parties.” (Ahmad: 18 658) and Tirmidhi (1291) narrated  with  better chain of narrator
  4. From [Abu Hurairah], that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa Salam said: “O Muslim,  do not up ever underestimate to do good for their neighbor, even by giving the leg of lamb. ” (Ahmad: 9999)
  5. From [Abdullah] he said,” I asked the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam,’What is the greater Sin ?’ He replied: “You make a rival to Allah while He Who has created you, and commit adultery with neighbor’s wife and child murdered for fear that she come to eat with you.” Or “Eat your food.” (Ahmad: 4191)
  6. From [Abu Hurairah] from the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam, he said: “Whoever asked for permission by his neighbors to put the wood on his walls, then he must not forbid it.” (Ahmad: 9582)
  7. From [Al Barra ‘] radliallahu’ anhu he said: “The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam ordered seven cases of them visit the sick.” (Bukhariy: 5401)
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