Abdullah bin Mubarak had a Jewish neighbor. The Jewish man decided to sell his home. It was said to him, ”How much are you selling it for?” He responded, ”I’m selling it for 2 thousand dinār.” It was said, ”It is only worth a thousand dinār!” The Jewish man responded,
“You are correct. However, one thousand is for my house, and one thousand is for my neighbor, Abdullah!”
when ‘Abdullah bin Mubarak heard about this, he sent for the Jewish man, told him not to sell and bought the house from him.
The Obama era brings many ups and downs. One thing Muslims should focus on is serving the poor, the wretched and the oppressed. However, before we start with visions of grandeur, let us start with something simple: our neighbors.
Invite them over, break some bread with them and get to know each other.
The Salaf of this Ummah not only learned the religion, they lived it.