The Closer Neighbour

Aishah (radi Allahu anha) reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), I have two neighbours, to which of them should I send a present?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “To the one whose door is nearer to you.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari]


When a Muslim does not have the means to present gifts to his neighbours and wants to present a gift only to one of them, he should go by the principle laid down in this Hadith. The principle enunciated here is: “One who is the nearest neighbour, should have precedence over all others.”

And Allah Knows Best!

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