Monday 15 October 2018

Neighbour Ladies Who Lunch

I feel very blessed to have neighbours on both side f my house who are not just good neighbours but friends.  If there is a death or illness in the neighbourhood, both the neighbouring ladies of the house will go with me to visit.  If I throw a party, not only do they come on time, but bring food and stay to help afterwards.  Amazing sisters alhamdulillah.

So when one of them, who is a passionate and very good cook invited the other two of us for lunch, we didn’t say no.  She went out of her way to make a table laden with the most beautiful and delicious foods.

We chatted for hours talking about kids, schools, one of my neighbours daughters impending wedding, recipes, family and work.  I think it must be rare to have neighbours like that, and it made me think how blessed we are.

On reflection, I realised that two of us were neighbours for ten years and civil with each other and got on well.  It was only when my other neighbour moved next door, that we all got to be even better friends.  I realised it was through her kindness, willingness to go out of her way and the way she made you feel like you belonged.  She brought all of us closer with her enthusiasm and her way of treating you like family.  A beautiful quality mashallah.

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: The best friend in the sight of Allah is he who is the well-wisher of his companions, and the best neighbour is one who behaves best towards his neighbours (Al-Tirmidhi, Number 120)

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