Posted on 04/11/2012 by __socrates

JIRAN جيران
“Neighbors. “If a person make a bequest to his neighbors (jiran) it includes, according to some doctors, all those house which are within forty cubits of his house in every direction. Some say it is forty houses on either side of his.” [See Bailie’s Digest of Imamiyah Law, pp. 216, 246.) [NEIGHBORS.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam