CHARACTERISTICS OF AHYPOCRITE (MUNAFIQ)
‘Alaiykum Wa Rahamtullah Wa Barakathu;
Hypocrisy is a state of the heart, which is expressed by double-faced actions:1. They have a discrepancy in what they have in their heart & what is on their lips2. Munafiq means “double faced”3. They hide the truth4. They are untruthful to others (Mumins) and to themselves5. They create fasaad, by saying one thing to one person and another to anotherperson, neither of them being the truth6. When they are questioned about their actions that are causing fasaad they saywe are just reforming society/people, we are doing this for the good of society.7. When they are asked to believe, have imaan, they say, “Do I look stupid”?8. In front of the mumin they say they are with them, but when they are with theShaiyateen (with people like themselves or their leaders), they say we were just joking privately, we are not really with the Mumins.9. Their words and actions do not match10. They are without wisdom and without understanding of reality and truth(Shaoor)11. Hypocrites are present in all times12. Though hypocrites say verbally that they believe in God, Allah disqualifiestheir imaan as they are only saying it only with their tongue, and not with theirhearts they do this only to fool others.13. In their privacy they make fun of the Mumin14. They prefer to keep their eyes closed rather than see the truth and see theright path.15. Allah has given them rope to do what they want and they choose to strayfurther and further away from the right path.16. They are restless and without peace even in this world and try to entertainthemselves with worldly things17. They live in a world of self-deception18. Due to their actions they create fasaad in the world and do not have theunderstanding that their words and actions are the cause of the fasaad.19. When they are asked to have imaan they say are we stupid that we becomestupid like the mumin who lose everything (worldly) because of their imaan.