Sura Munafiqun (63) 31/10/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 63 – Munafiqun

Some characteristics of hypocrites

Verse 4

“When you look at them, their exteriors please you; and when they speak, you listen to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allah be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!”

Some of the characteristics of hypocrites are highlighted in this verse are:

1. Outwardly they seem deceptively genuine
2. They flatter you with their speech but their actions say otherwise. (this is different from a weak believer – one who is a believer but who falters as opposed to a munafiq – one who creates the appearance of belief but who’s agenda is to obstruct the progress of Islam)
3. They think everyone is against them, because of their duplicity they are permanently in a state of psychological discomfort.
4. They have no firm character

Allah (SWT) warns us against them and tells us that they (the hypocrites) are the real enemies. As a result they will be in lowest depths of the fire unless they repent and amend. (4:145-146)

Continues tomorrow Insha Allah