Hadith on Neighbors: Crimes against neighbors are magnified in sin

Al-Miqdam 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 lesser 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 lesser against him than stealing from his neighbor.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 23342

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عن المقداد بن الأسود 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

23342 مسند أحمد باقي مسند الأنصار

2549 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الترغيب