I am a Christian, but my neighbor is a Muslim. My neighbor has cancer and is seriously ill. What should I do as a good neighbor for him and his family. The neighbors are sending him a “get well” card, but I would like to do something more. What is the custom that should be followed?
Your attitude and sensibilities are an example for all people of the type of harmony that should be in the hearts and minds of humanity. This is the type of coexistence that will make this world a better place, God willing. I commend you for the regard you have for your friend and the kindness you radiate.
As it pertains to customs, I would recommend that you allow your true and inner feelings be expressed in whatever way you feel is best. Kindness and goodness is not bound culture. They have no exclusivity. While there may be some traditions people uphold according to their beliefs or social standards this does not burden you or preclude from doing what you feel is proper. As such, Islam does not prescribe actions or words for you to undertake. Being their for the person and being a true friend should suffice. Already, you have shown how much you care that you have gone the length to ask about this matter. So I would recommend that you continue as you have been and if you think of anything positive that would make your friend a little happier, then by all means, do it.
May God bless you and help the people of the world find in their hearts what you demonstrate in your being.
I hope this helps.
God knows best.