Being Considerate Of Ones Neighbour

Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “No one should prohibit his neighbour from placing a peg in his wall.” Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) added: Now I see you turning away from this (Sunnah), but by Allah, I shall go on proclaiming it.

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

The importance of the injunction contained in this Hadith comes into prominence in localities comprising huts and tents, or at places where the two neighbours still have common walls between their houses. (In big cities each house has its own independent walls.) In any case, it is evident from this Hadith that a Muslim should be considerate of his neighbours. Islam ordains us to co-operate and sympathise 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.

And Allah Knows Best!

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