Be a good neighbour and you will be a true Muslim

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Could you mention the reference for this Hadith please?

أحسن جوار من جاورك تكن مسلما



Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded these words on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had offered Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) some advice, the words in question being part of them.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4217. See another part of this Hadith here)



Be a good neighbour to your neighbours and you will be a [true] Muslim.


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration with slight variation in the wording. See this version here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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