With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 63 – Munafiqun
This sura deals with the problem of Hypocrisy, that is, people who outwardly profess faith but inwardly have an agenda to destroy the Islamic movement.
Their oaths are a smokescreen
V 1- When the Hypocrites come to thee, they say, “We bear witness that thou art indeed the Messenger of Allah.” Yea, Allah knoweth that thou art indeed His Messenger, and Allah beareth witness that the Hypocrites are indeed liars.
V 2 – They have made their oaths a screen (for their misdeeds): thus they obstruct (men) from the Path of Allah: truly evil are their deeds.
V 3- That is because they believed, then they rejected Faith: So a seal was set on their hearts: therefore they understand not.
We see in the above verses that the hypocrites claim to acknowledge Muhammad SAW as Allah’s messenger but Allah(SWT) exposes their statement as being a fraud. They have given their plighted word to simply be admitted into the ranks of believers but this is used as a smokescreen to further their agenda of obstructing people from Allah’s message as is seen in verse 2.
Hence in verse 3 we see the sunnatullah i.e. the way of Allah take effect – as a consequence of their (the hypocrites) actions, Allah(SWT) set a seal on their hearts, so that they ‘loose’ their ability to see the truth.
Continues tomorrow Insha Allah