SIGNS OF A MUNAFIQ (HYPOCRITE) It is narrated from Hazrat Abu Huraira that the Beloved Rasool said:
There are three signs of a Munafiq (hypocrite). When he
talks, he lies; When he makes a promise, he does not
fulfil it, and when something is given to him in trust, he
violates this trust.
About the Narrator
Hazrat Abu Hurairah is a well known companion of the
Prophet . Narrations explain that he was known as Abu
Hurairah (Father of Kittens), because he always kept a
kitten with him. One narration says that once he had a
kitten in his sleeve and the Prophet saw this and called
him Abu Hurairah.
He spent all or most of his time in the Court of Rasoolullah
. His mother was against Islam initially, but later
accepted Islam through the Dua of Rasoolullah . From
Amongst the Sahaba-e-Kiraam, the most Ahadith are
narrated from him. Initially, he had a very weak memory.
He informed the Prophet of this. Rasoolullah asked
him to place his shawl on the ground. The Prophet then
placed his hands into his shawl twice and asked him to
place the shawl to his chest. From this day on, he never
forgot any Hadith.
He narrated about 5374 Ahadith of which 305 have been
recorded by both Bukhari and Muslim. Even though he
spent most of his time learning Hadith, He prayed 1000
Raka’ats of nafil daily. He always made the following
Dua, O Allah, I ask refuge from the year 60 Hijri and the
rule of boys. His dua was accepted and he passed away in
the year 59 Hijri, one year before the rule of Yazeed
Brief Explanation of The Hadith
This Hadith clearly explains the signs of a hypocrite. It
shows that one who is a hypocrite will definitely have
these signs in him or her. It must be noted that hypocrisy
is generally in two categories.
The first is called Nifaaq fil Itiqaad (Hypocrisy in faith)
This is when a person claims to be a Muslim, yet he has
kufr in his heart.
The second type is called Nifaaq fil Amal (Hypocrisy in
Deeds) In other words, this type is when one does that
which is contrary to the stature of a Muslim. This is
hypocrisy, such as the three signs mentioned in the
Hadith. It is for this reason that it is said that a Munafiq
can never be trusted. The most dangerous people are
those who are hypocrites in faith. Those who claim to be
believers yet try to destroy the Imaan of the True Muslims
from within. There were even such people in the Glorious
Era of the Beloved Rasool and Rasoolullah unveiled
them and made it clear that we should disassociate
ourselves from such people.
The companionship of munafiqs, like the deviates of this
era, is absolutely detrimental.
We should make it our duty
to keep ourselves and our families away from them, so
that they may no plunge us into fitna and fasaad. Allah
Protect us from the hypocrisy and the mischief of the
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