Description of Hypocrites

Description of Hypocrites

 Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (RA) says that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Four traits whoever possesses them is a hypocrite and whoever possesses some of them has an element of hypocrisy until he leaves it: the one who when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise, when he disputes he transgresses and when he makes an agreement he violates it.” (Muslim and Bukhari)Al-Hasan said: “It has been (accurately) stated that an-Nifaq (hypocrisy) is when the hidden intention is different than the outwardly performed deeds; when the inner belief and words are the opposite and contrary to the publicly stated proclamations, and what is held in is from what comes out.”
And it used to be said: ‘The foundation of Nifaq, which it is sustained by, is: Lying.”
Al-Hasan also said: “People are of three types: a Mu’min (believer), a Munaafiq (hypocrite) and a Kaafir (disbeliever). As for the Mu’min, he is one who acts in obedience to Allah’s orders. Allah has put the Kaafir to humiliation (by leaving him in Disbelief) as we all recognize. As for the Munaafiq, he is here (Mu’min) and there (Kaafir). We seek refuge with Allah from this. By Allah they (hypocrites) do not know their Lord. They reject Allah with the evil deeds they perform. They are cynical, lacking in knowledge and distant from the Sunnah. “Truly! To Allâh we belong and truly, to Him we shall return. (Inna lillahi wa inna llaihi raji’un). They are lost and in drunkenness. They cannot claim ignorance because they are neither Jew, Christian, or Zoroastrian (i.e. they know what Islam calls to).”
Al-Hasan said: “Two innovated practices (and attitudes) have been introduced into Islam. The 1st is that a man with an evil opinion claims that paradise is for those who take his point of view as the truth. He draws his sword (fights for his invalid opinion) and draws the blood of the Muslims and deems taking their property as lawful. The 2nd is a man who worships the worldly life. He becomes angry and fights others due to it, seeking nothing but it. Subhânallah! Malicious hypocrites who have set upon it have set upon this Ummah…”
Wahhab bin Munabih said: “A Munaafiq will have these traits:

1) His greeting is a curse in disguise
2) His food is from unlawful means
3) His spoils are stolen property
4) His days are full of clamor
5) His nights are full of austerity.”

Abe ash-Sha‘thaa said: “A group of people from Iraq entered upon Abdullah bin ‘Umar (RA) and they began to defame Yazid bin Mu‘awiyah. So Ibn Umar (RA) said to them: “You say this before me, but do you dare say these words to his face?” They replied: “No (we would not defame him to his face). We praise him and speak highly of him in front of him.” Ibn ‘Umar (RA) said: ‘We count that as Nifaq (hypocrisy).’” (Ahmad)
Ibrahim bin Nasheet said: “I heard ‘Umar the servant of Ghafrah say: ‘The furthest people from Nifaq, and those who fear it the most, are those who feel that they can not be saved from it. The closest people to Nifaq are those who when they are praised for that which they are unworthy of their heart feels joy and contentment.”
He then said: “If you are praised with that which you are unworthy of then say: O Allah grant me forgiveness for that which they do not know (about me) and do not hold me to account for that which they say about me (praise me with). Surely You Know and they know not.” (Sifat-ul-Munaafiqeen)

“May Allah save us. Aameen Thuma Aameen”

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