Does the Prophet's command of treating neighbors kindly include non-Muslim neighbors?

A: Muslims are ordered by the Shari`ah (Islamic law) to treat their neighbors kindly, do good towards them, and refrain from causing them any harm. It is authentically reported in the Two Sahih (authentic) Books of Hadith (i.e. Al-Bukhari and Muslim) in the Hadith reported from `Abdullah ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with them) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: Jibril kept recommending treating the neighbor with kindness until I thought he would assign a share of inheritance for him. The word "neighbor" mentioned in the Hadith has a general meaning (Part No. 26; Page No. 104) and it is not restricted to specific people. Hence, it applies to Muslim as well as non-Muslim neighbors and each is to be treated accordingly.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.