A circulated story about a Jewish neighbor who threw trash on the Prophet's doorstep
Fatwa No: 293674


Asalamu alakium dear shiekh I would like to know if this hadeeth is saheeh or daeef and if its saheeh what book is this hadeeth found in As I've seen it being shared many times on social media and other Islamic sites but they have never mentioned the source of this hadeeth please shed some light on this issue thank you jazakallahu khyran the wording of the hadeeth is the following:The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) had a jewish neighbor who used to throw trash at his door every day. He remained patient and did not do anything. One day he noticed that there was no trash at his door, so he went to check on his neighbor who turned out to be sick. She asked him how did he know that she was sick and he said because there was no trash at his door that day, so the woman was so touched that she accepted Islam.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

After careful research, we could not find this story in any of the literature on Hadeeth, Sunnah or the biography of the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, available to us, so it may be a fabricated story.

Allaah Knows best.

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