Theme of the Week: Caring for you neighbours

Learning Objectives

To learn who is a neighbour.

To appreciate the rights of neighbours.

To learn how to build good relationship with ones neighbour(s).

British Values covered in this theme: Accept responsibility for your behaviour, show initiative and contribute positively to the local and wider communities.

In this theme, you will learn that: A neighbour is someone who lives next door or near to you. A neighbour is closer at the time of need than friends and relatives. You should respect your neighbours Muslims and non Muslims alike. It is important to share and give to your neighbours.

Allah says: “Worship Allah; do not associate partners with him. Be good to your parents, to your relatives, to the orphans, to the needy, to neighbours near and far, to travellers in need, and to your slaves. Allah does not like arrogant, boastful people.” (4:36).

Ibn Umar reported: The messenger of Allah   said, “Jibril kept advising me about caring for neighbours so much so that I thought he might give them a share in inheritance.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Abu Dharr   reported: The messenger of Allah   said to me, “O Abu Dharr! Whenever you make soup, add plenty of water to it, and share it with your neighbours.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Abu Hurairah   reported: The messenger of Allah   said, “O Muslim women! Do no belittle any gift given to your neighbour even if it is soup of trotters (sheep).” (Bukhari & Muslim)

  • Take your parents to a neighbour you don’t know
  • Make a list of all the neighbours you know
  • How many elderly neighbours do you have?
  • How many neighbours do you play/engage with?