Imams urge better neighbourly behaviour

Azlan Othman

Yesterday’s Friday sermon urged Muslims to avoid from annoying their neighbours with loud noise, excessive entertainment and the indiscriminate dumping of rubbish.

“As required by our faith, we should exercise courtesy by helping our neighbours, greeting them, asking about their well-being, as well as lending assistance when our neighbours are in need or in difficulties,” said Imams in delivering the sermon.

“The assistance to our neighbours is not merely confined to cash or material possessions. It can also take on the form of resources, ideas and household chores,” they added.

“When our neighbours are organising a gathering or suffering misfortune, such as the passing of a family member or a disaster, we can allow them to use our housing compound and premises.

“Muslims are encouraged to be good to others, regardless of their religion, rank or race. A caring attitude makes daily life within a community and country harmonious and free from disputes.

“Maintaining good relations with our neighbours is crucial, as they are comparable to close relatives. To establish harmony with our neighbours is not necessarily a daunting task. What is important is for us to cultivate goodness and integrity,” the Imams said.