al-Munfiqn: The Hypocrites

1. When the hypocrites come to you (O Muhammad), they say: "We bear witness that you are indeed the Messenger of Allh." Allh knows that you are indeed His Messenger and Allh bears witness that the hypocrites are liars indeed.

2. They have made their oaths a screen (for their hypocrisy). Thus they hinder (men) from the Path of Allh. Verily, evil is what they used to do.

3. That is because they believed, then disbelieved, therefore their hearts are sealed, so they understand not.

4. And when you look at them, their bodies please you; and when they speak, you listen to their words. They are as blocks of wood propped up. They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies, so beware of them. May Allh curse them! How are they denying (or deviating from) the Right Path.

5. And when it is said to them: "Come, so that the Messenger of Allh may ask forgiveness from Allh for you", they turn aside their heads, and you would see them turning away their faces in pride.

6. It is equal to them whether you (Muhammad) ask forgiveness or ask not forgiveness for them. Verily, Allh guides not the people who are the Fsiqn (rebellious, disobedient to Allh).

7. They are the ones who say: "Spend not on those who are with Allh's Messenger, until they desert him." And to Allh belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth, but the hypocrites comprehend not.

8. They (hyprocrites) say: "If we return to Al-Madinah, indeed the more honourable ('Abdllah bin Ubai bin Salul, the chief of hyprocrites at AlMadinah) will expel therefrom the meaner (i.e., Allh's Messenger)." But honour, power and glory belong to Allh, His Messenger (Muhammad), and to the believers, but the hypocrites know not.

9. O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allh. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers.

10. And spend (in charity) of that with which We have provided you, before death comes to one of you and he says: "My Lord! If only You would give me respite for a little while (i.e., return to the worldly life), then I should give Sadaqah (i.e., Zakt) of my wealth, and be among the righteous [i.e., perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah)].

11. And Allh grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allh is All-Aware of what you do.

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