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The Neighbour

The Neighbour الجَار

Neighbourliness

حُسنُ الجِوارِ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : حُرمَةُ الجارِ على الإنسانِ ‏كحُرمَةِ اُمّهِ.

1- The Prophet (S) said, ‘One should revere his neighbour as he reveres his mother.’[Makarim al-Akhlaq, v. 1, p. 274, no. 834]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ عندَ وفاتهِ ـ : اللّه‏َ اللّه‏َ في جِيرانِكُم فإنَّهُم وَصيَّةُ نَبيِّكُم ، ما زالَ يُوصي بِهِمْ حتّى ظَنَنّا أنَّهُ سَيُوَرِّثُهُم.

2– Imam Ali (a.s.) said while on his deathbed, ‘[Fear] Allah and [keep] Allah in view in the matter of your neighbours, because they were the subject of your Prophet’s advice. He continuously advised in their favour such that we thought he would allow them a share in inheritance.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 47]

3ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : حُسنُ الجِوارِ يُعمِّرُ الدِّيارَ ، ويَزيدُ في الأعْمارِ.

3– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Neighbourliness causes the lands to thrive and increases life spans.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 667, no. 8]

4ـ الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ليسَ حُسنُ الجِوارِ كَفَّ الأذى ، ولكنْ حُسنُ الجِوارِ الصّبرُ على الأذى.

4– Imam al-Kazim (a.s.) said, ‘Neighbourliness is not only to desist from annoying [one’s neighbour], but also to forbear annoyance [from him].’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 409]

Annoying One’s Neighbour

إيذاءُ الجارِ

5ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : مَن كانَ يُؤمنُ باللّه‏ِ واليَومِ الآخِرِ فلا يُؤْذي جارَهُ .

5- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Resurrection must not annoy his neighbour.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 667, no. 6]

6ـ الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ليسَ مِنّا مَن لَمْ يأمن جارُهُ بَوائقَهُ.

6– Imam Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.) said, ‘He is not of us whose neighbour is not safe from his troubles.’[‘Uyun Akhbar ar-Ridha, v. 2, p. 24, no. 2]