The sections of this article are:
1- Introductory remarks.
2- The punishment of the hypocrites in #Hell.
3- Some of those who pray to #Allah Almighty are hypocrites.
4- Many of the rich oil #Arab Bedouins are hypocrites.
5- When Muslims are fighting in the way of Allah Almighty, the hypocrites cowardly sit back and watch.
6- The hypocrites ally themselves with the #enemy against the Muslims.
7- Watch out from those who question the #existence of Allah Almighty and from the vain talkers.
8- Some hypocrites might receive forgiveness from Allah Almighty.
9- If the current Muslim #nations are too corrupt, then Allah Almighty will substitute them with better ones.
1- Introductory remarks:
It is important for every Muslim to know that Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran warned us from the Muslim hypocrites. Not #everyone who claims to be a Muslim is one. Muslims must stay away from the Muslim hypocrites and never listen to them:
“O Prophet! Fear God, and hearken not to the #Unbelievers and the Hypocrites: verily God is full of Knowledge and Wisdom. (The Noble Quran, 33:1)”
Let us look at what Allah Almighty said about them in the Noble Quran:
2- The #punishment of the hypocrites in Hell:
“The Hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the #Fire: no helper wilt thou find for them; (The Noble Quran, 4:145)”
“To the Hypocrites give the glad tidings that there is for them (but) a grievous penalty; (The Noble Quran, 4:138)”
“O Prophet! strive hard against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed. (The Noble Quran, 9:73)”
“And that He may punish the Hypocrites, men and women, and the Polytheists men and women, who imagine an evil opinion of God. On them is a round of Evil: the Wrath of God is on them: He has cursed them and got Hell ready for them: and evil is it for a destination. (The Noble Quran, 48:6)”
“One Day will the Hypocrites- men and women – say to the Believers: “Wait for us! Let us borrow (a Light) from your Light!” It will be said: “Turn ye back to your rear! then seek a Light (where ye can)!” So a wall will be put up betwixt them, with a gate therein. Within it will be Mercy throughout, and without it, all alongside, will be (Wrath and) Punishment! (The Noble #Quran , 57:13)”
According to the Noble Verses above, the hypocrites from among the Muslims will receive the most painful punishment in Hell.
3- Some of those who #pray to Allah Almighty are hypocrites:
Don’t be fooled by those who pray. Many of them might be hypocrites in the eyes of Allah Almighty:
“The Hypocrites – they think they are over-reaching God, but He will over-reach them: When they stand up to prayer, they stand without earnestness, to be seen of men, but little do they hold God in remembrance; (The Noble Quran, 4:142)”
Many Muslims today care about their worldly pleasure. They spend too much money in non-Islamic things and they have complete disregard to the poor. Plus they are very materialistic and buy too expensive (to their own budget) things. They are complete show-offs, who like “to be seen of men (4:142)” and “Those who (want but) To be seen (of men) (107:6)”.
“So woe to the worshipers Who are neglectful Of their Prayers, Those who (want but) To be seen (of men), But refuse (to supply) (Even) neighbourly needs. (The Noble Quran, 107:4-7)”
“True worship does not consist in the mere form of prayer, without the heart and mind being earnestly applied to seek the realisation of the presence of Allah, and to understand and do His Holy Will.” 
“Hypocrites make a great show of hollow acts of goodness, devotion, and charity. But they fail signally if you test them by little acts of neighbourly help or charity, the thousand little courtesies and kindness of daily life, the supply of needs which cost little but mean much.” 
Important Note to the Muslims who don’t pray: Noble Verses 107:4-7 do not at all suggest that those Muslims who don’t pray out of laziness or busy schedule are hypocrites. Yes, they will be punished for neglecting their Prayers as clearly shown in Noble Verse 107:5 above, but those who do pray and do the Islamic Way of GOD Almighty and still do evil such as showing off “to be seen of men” despite the fact that they do pray and supposedly “connect” with Allah Almighty 5 times a day, are considered hypocrites as clearly shown in Noble Verses 4:142 and 107:6 above.
“The Hypocrites, men and women, (have an understanding) with each other: They enjoin evil, and forbid what is just, and are close with their hands. They have forgotten God; so He hath forgotten them. Verily the Hypocrites are rebellious and perverse. (The Noble Quran, 9:67)”
Like Allah Almighty said in the Noble Verse, they enjoin evil and forbid what is just. Some of those people pray and some of their women even cover up their hairs in public. Don’t be fooled by them. They are still hypocrites no matter how many times they pray. They are liars and complete show-offs, who like “to be seen of men (4:142)” and “Those who (want but) To be seen (of men) (107:6)”.
4- Many of the rich #oil Arab Bedouins are hypocrites:
“Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: We know them: twice shall We punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty. (The Noble Quran, 9:101)”
Many of those who are living fine lives in the Gulf Arab States and are forgetting about their starving Muslim brethrens throughout the world are considered hypocrites in the eyes of Allah Almighty. Not just them, but also those who kiss up to them.
5- When Muslims are fighting in the way of Allah Almighty, the hypocrites cowardly sit back and watch:
“And the Hypocrites also. These were told: ‘Come, fight in the way of God, or (at least) drive (The foe from your city).’ They said: ‘Had we known how to fight, we should certainly have followed you.’ They were that day nearer to Unbelief than to Faith, saying with their lips what was not in their hearts but God hath full knowledge of all they conceal. (The Noble Quran, 3:167)”
Like in Palestine today, most of the martyrs and brave fighters come from the poor villages and the very small and under developed cities. Very rarely do I hear about a Palestinian martyr from a more advanced, richer and developed city, especially a city where Muslim and Christian Palestinians reside in it and the city is generally a more advanced one.
I am a Palestinian myself in case you didn’t know, from the city of Tule Karem or Tool Karem. I am happy to say that my very small city offered many martyrs and brave fighters. Thanks to Allah Almighty.
6- The hypocrites ally themselves with the #enemy against the Muslims:
“Hast thou not observed the Hypocrites say to their misbelieving brethren among the People of the Book? – “If ye are expelled, we too will go out with you, and we will never hearken to any one in your affair; and if ye are attacked (in fight) we will help you”. But God is witness that they are indeed liars. (The Noble Quran, 59:11)”
“Yea, to those who take for friends unbelievers rather than believers: is it honour they seek among them? Nay,- all honour is with God. (The Noble Quran, 4:139)”
Note: The Arabic word for “friends” in Noble Verse 4:139 is “Awliyaa”, which also means “Allies”. Please visit Does Islam really order Muslims to not take Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims as friends? to see that the correct translation is “Allies” and not “friends”, because Islam doesn’t prohibit having non-Muslims as personal friends.
What the hypocrites from the Muslim governments and their police men and national supporters of today are doing to the Islamic organizations from torture and imprisonment for the sake of the United States after the September 11, 2001 attack is clearly despicable.
And also, what kind of dignity do these governments and their national supporters have when they turn in their own citizens to the US? I mean, it’s not only hypocritical to fight ALL Islamic organizations that disagree with the US, but to turn their leaders to the US for interrogation is a great insult to the Muslim country and its intelligence.
If an American citizen opposes a Muslim country, will the US turn him to that country? I don’t think so!
7- Watch out from those who question the existence of Allah Almighty and from the vain talkers:
Of the Muslims are those who question the existence of Allah Almighty and criticize Islam inappropriately especially when they’re mad. They say things such as: “If there was a GOD, this wouldn’t have happened to me.” Muslims must stay away from them, because they are hypocrites:
“And behold! The Hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease (even) say: ‘God and His Apostle promised us nothing but delusion!’ (The Noble Quran, 33:12)”
“Already has He sent you Word in the Book, that when ye hear the signs of God held in defiance and ridicule, ye are not to sit with them unless they turn to a different theme: if ye did, ye would be like them. For God will collect the hypocrites and those who defy faith – all in Hell:- (The Noble Quran, 4:140)”
According to the Noble Verses above, any Muslim who questions the existence of Allah Almighty and criticizes the Truth of Islam after the Truth was made clear to them is a hypocrite. Any Muslim who talks rude or in foul language about Islam and Allah Almighty is a hypocrite. Any Muslim who continues his friendship with such person is like him. He becomes a hypocrite.
Now there are those who are constantly seeking the Truth and would challenge any Islamic and non-Islamic claim if it appeared to be questionable. Those Muslims are not hypocrites. They are Truth seekers and scholars too. You know them from their open minds and politeness.
Muslims are commanded to stay away from vain talkers:
“When thou seest men engaged in vain discourse about Our signs, turn away from them unless they turn to a different theme. If Satan ever makes thee forget, then after recollection, sit not thou in the company of those who do wrong. (The Noble Quran, 6:68)”
“Who avoid vain talk; (The Noble Quran, 23:3)”
“And when they hear vain talk, they turn away therefrom and say: ‘To us our deeds, and to you yours; peace be to you: we seek not the ignorant.’ (The Noble Quran, 28:55)”
“So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about, until they encounter that Day of theirs which they have been promised!- (The Noble Quran, 70:42)”
“(The sinners will say:) ‘But we used to talk vanities with vain talkers;’ (The Noble Quran, 74:45)”
According to the Noble Verses above, any vain talk or foul language are prohibited. Muslims must always stay away from vain talkers. Those who participate with them will be from among them, and will face a great punishment.
8- Some hypocrites might receive forgiveness from Allah Almighty:
Some people, although they are hypocrites in the eyes of Allah Almighty, will receive forgiveness, because Allah Almighty is Oft-Forgiving and Most Merciful. Those people are the least of the hypocrites:
“That God may reward the men of Truth for their Truth, and punish the Hypocrites if that be His Will, or turn to them in Mercy: for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (The Noble Quran, 33:24)”
It’s hard to say how Allah Almighty will determine the forgiveness to some of the hypocrites. I am sure it will all depend on: (1) Their intentions and repentance in life; (2) Their actions toward Allah Almighty and the amount of damage they caused their fellow Muslims.
For instance, Muslims who abuse the wealth that Allah Almighty gave them in life, and show off too much to their Muslim brothers and sisters, especially the needy ones are indeed considered hypocrites in the eyes of Allah Almighty. But not every “show-off” hypocrite is the same. Some are worse than others.
So, I believe that in this case for instance, the least ones from the Muslim hypocrites MIGHT (not necessarily) receive some forgiveness if they have not harmed as much fellow Muslims as the other ones did with their evil actions. Their intentions are also taken into consideration by Allah Almighty; whether for instance they meant to hurt anyone’s feelings or not, whether the hypocrites themselves were victims of social and peer pressures that caused them to be evil “show-offs”, and if they did mean to cause harm, then how much harm and evil did they intend to cause, etc…
Muslims can not make the determination. Only Allah Almighty can:
“Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it. (The Noble Quran, 99:7-8)”
“And God most certainly knows those who believe, and as certainly those who are Hypocrites. (The Noble Quran, 29:11)”
Same thing with the Muslim hypocrites who desert their Muslim brothers and sisters in their worst needs, especially at war time. Allah Almighty knows that not all of the hypocrites might be the same. Some MIGHT (not necessarily) be forgiven by Him, depending on what their intentions and situation was at that time.
9- If the current Muslim nations are too corrupt, then Allah Almighty will substitute them with better ones:
Allah Almighty has no tolerance for corruption which includes sinning and hypocrisy in Islam:
“Behold, ye are those Invited to spend (Of your substance) In the Way of Allah: But among you are some That are niggardly. But any Who are niggardly are so At the expense of Their own souls. But Allah is free Of all wants, And it is ye that are needy. If ye turn back (From the Path), He will Substitute in your stead Another people; then they Would not be like you! (The Noble Quran, 47:38)”
As long as the Muslims tolerate dictatorships and hypocritical life in their countries, Allah Almighty will never be satisfied with us, and He might ultimately substitute us with other better nations who are more straight forward and sincere.
Many of the Western people are straight forward and sincere with GOD Almighty. Take the Christian missionaries for instance: They leave their high technologically advanced and comfortable life style and go to preach the Gospel in countries like in the African continent, where starvation and very undeveloped life exist there. Those missionaries give up their comfortable life in their Western countries and go live for several years aiding and assisting those needy people along with teaching them the Christian Gospel.
As Allah Almighty praised them in the Noble Quran:
“Strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, ‘We are Christians’: because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant. (The Noble Quran, 5:82)”
Yes, they indeed have renounced the world and they are truly not arrogant! Ameen (Amen).
Imagine if those great people were Muslims instead! But as today’s statistics say: Islam is the fastest growing religion in the World. It wouldn’t surprise me if Allah Almighty got so fed up from the current Muslim countries that He finally decided to make Islam live its glorious times in the West instead. Only then will the Muslims live in democratic states and enjoy freedom of speech and religion for everyone and not lose their lives if they question their religion, and live a physically clean life (I am terribly sorry to say that, don’t mean to offend or stereotype anyone), and treat animals with kindness (such as with the Animal Rights Groups. People go to jail if they abuse animals in the West), which is ironically what Islam teaches.
It’s ironic that the Western people are living what Islam taught 1400 years ago (except for their ridiculous open sexuality, which by the way the religious people among them avoid), and the Muslims aren’t living what Islam teaches!
“I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.” [Napoleon Bonaparte as Quoted in Christian Cherfils, ‘Bonaparte et Islam,’ Pedone Ed., Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125]
As long as we Muslims don’t change ourselves, and insist on being hypocrites, then Allah Almighty will never help to change us:
“Because God will never change the grace which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls: and verily God is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things). (The Noble Quran, 8:53)”
This is Islam that I truly love and adore. It is the complete System of GOD Almighty that has the answers for everything and every issue and every problem that people face:
“This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear God; (The Noble Quran, 2:2)”
Please visit The corruptions and infidel dictatorships in the Muslim world today were prophesized by Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
1- The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an.
Author: Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
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2- The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an , foot note #6283, page 1704.
3- The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an , foot note #6285, page 1704.