Hadith on Neighbors: Crimes against neighbors are magnified

Al-Miqdad ibn al-Aswad reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to his companions, “What do you say about adultery?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger have forbidden it, so it is forbidden until the Day of Resurrection.” The Prophet said, “For a man to commit adultery with ten women is less against him than committing adultery with the wife of his neighbor. What do you say about theft?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger have forbidden it, so it is forbidden.” The Prophet said, “For a man to steal from ten houses is less against him than stealing from his neighbor.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 23854

Grade: Jayyid (very good) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنِ الْمِقْدَادِ بْنِ الأَسْوَدِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِأَصْحَابِهِ مَا تَقُولُونَ فِي الزِّنَا قَالُوا حَرَّمَهُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ فَهُوَ حَرَامٌ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ قَالَ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَأَنْ يَزْنِيَ الرَّجُلُ بِعَشْرَةِ نِسْوَةٍ أَيْسَرُ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَنْ يَزْنِيَ بِامْرَأَةِ جَارِهِ قَالَ فَقَالَ مَا تَقُولُونَ فِي السَّرِقَةِ قَالُوا حَرَّمَهَا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ فَهِيَ حَرَامٌ قَالَ لَأَنْ يَسْرِقَ الرَّجُلُ مِنْ عَشْرَةِ أَبْيَاتٍ أَيْسَرُ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَنْ يَسْرِقَ مِنْ جَارِهِ

23854 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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