What does Islam say about the treatment of neighbors?
Taking care of one’s neighbors is extremely important in Islam:
The Prophet Muhammmad (peace be upon him) said:
‘Gabriel, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, kept on recommending that I treat neighbors well until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs’ “(Bukhari)
“By Allah, he is not a believer.'' It was asked, "Who is that, O Messenger of Allah?'' He said, "One whose neighbor does not feel safe from his evil" (Sahih Bukhari)
“He who believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him be kind to his neighbor.” (Sahih Muslim).
“Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him not harm his neighbor. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him honor his guest. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak goodness or remain silent.” (Sahih Muslim)
“He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbor to his side goes hungry.” (Sunan Al-Kubra)
In the Quran, God says:
Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, and those whom your right hands possess. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful. (Quran 4:36)