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Be a Good Neighbour

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Salam aleikum, be a good neighbor. That's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us. And in one duration, he says he will not enter Paradise, whose neighbor is not protected from his evil or his harm. So if you were to harm your neighbor in any way, Allah Almighty will definitely hold you accountable, responsible, and you may be punished depending on what it is. So you need to be the best possible neighbor. Mashallah, and this is why the prophet SAW Selim has taught us to search for good neighbors. When purchasing a home or shifting into a new house, make sure you've acquainted yourself with who the neighbors are, imagine a high rise building, you have an apartment

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where your neighbors are inconsiderate. So panela and this is not just when you're living somewhere, although primarily that's what it refers to. But anytime you interact with people, and you're next to them, be the best possible person you could be, no matter who they are. If they're Muslim, they have a double right, if they're Muslim, and they're related to you, they have a triple right? And even if they're non Muslim, they still have a right you know, that you need to fulfill when it comes to your neighbors. So be a kind of neighbor. Make sure that you don't harm your neighbors in any way. Be it with noise, be it with smoke, be it with you know this aroma that sometimes people find

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not so aromatic, they might call it a strange for you. It might be an aroma and for them it's a stench, it's a stink, you know, sometimes you smell food and you say, ah Mashallah, that's beautiful. I wish I could have a bite, right? And sometimes you smell some people's main dish, and it you just have to block your nose and hold it and say, I can't even you know, stand the smell. But one man's meat is another man's poison as they say. So Subhan Allah, what we need to do is be considerate of your neighbors. At times, there may be some things that you can't really help at least let them know or apologize or say something positive and inshallah it will definitely go a

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long way in helping you earn genital for those in paradise. Similarly, when it comes to lending a helping hand, make sure you lend a helping hand. When it comes to parking. Make sure you park in a way that is good. In fact, I need to talk about that. But perhaps a different video. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to be the best of neighbors. And may Allah help us so that we get neighbors who are actually really really good. Sometimes we want good neighbors, but we're not good ourselves. That's not fair. Be good yourself and see what happens.

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Now no bless everyone. A salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa cat