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A VIRUS CALLED HYPOCRISY

In the Name of Allah.

This morning, let me remind you about an awful virus called hypocrisy. It strikes the heart and calls on Allah’s Wrath.

Indeed, hypocrisy is to announce goodness, afterwards hide evil and betrayal. The biggest hypocrisy (Nifaq i’tiqaadi) is when a person pretends to believe in Allah, His Angels, Books and Messengers, the Hereafter and Qadar. However, this person hides disbelief in his heart. The hypocrites are those with the worst descriptions; possessing great qualities of disbelief. Frankly, it’s such an evil thing to be a hypocrite.

Allah says (in Surah An-Nisa [4] verse 145): “Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them.”

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) talked about the hypocrisy of action (Nifaq ‘amali), also dangerous but lesser to the above – i.e. hypocrisy of creed or belief (Nifaq i’tiqaadi). In Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim, the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of them will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless, and until, he gives it up. They are: whenever he speaks, he tells a lie; whenever he gives a promise, he breaks it; whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent and mean manner; and whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous.”

SubhanaLlah! Please, just look around, how many people do you know who are free of the aforementioned qualities (of hypocrisy)? You need not travel far. Look at yourself too, are you free? Do you perpetually lie, break promises, ill-treat and deceive people? Reflect!

I beseech Allah to save us from hypocrisy. (Aameen)

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