063 : The Hypocrites
When the Hypocrites come to thee, they say, "We bear witness
that thou art indeed the Messenger of Allah." Yea, Allah knoweth that thou art
indeed His Messenger, and Allah beareth witness that the Hypocrites are indeed
They have made their oaths a screen (for their misdeeds): thus
they obstruct (men) from the Path of Allah: truly evil are their deeds.
That is because they believed, then they rejected Faith: So a
seal was set on their hearts: therefore they understand not.
When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and
when they speak, thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as
hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They
think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of
them. The curse of Allah be on them! How are they deluded (away from the
And when it is said to them, "Come, the Messenger of Allah will
pray for your forgiveness", they turn aside their heads, and thou wouldst
see them turning away their faces in arrogance.
It is equal to them whether thou pray for their forgiveness or
not. Allah will not forgive them. Truly Allah guides not rebellious
They are the ones who say, "Spend nothing on those who are
with Allah's Messenger, to the end that they may disperse (and quit Medina)."
But to Allah belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth; but the
Hypocrites understand not.
They say, "If we return to Medina, surely the more honourable
(element) will expel therefrom the meaner." But honour belongs to Allah and
His Messenger, and to the Believers; but the Hypocrites know not.
O ye who believe! Let not your riches or your children divert
you from the remembrance of Allah. If any act thus, the loss is their own.
and spend something (in charity) out of the substance which We
have bestowed on you, before Death should come to any of you and he should
say, "O my Lord! why didst Thou not give me respite for a little while? I
should then have given (largely) in charity, and I should have been one of
the doers of good".
But to no soul will Allah grant respite when the time appointed
(for it) has come; and Allah is well acquainted with (all) that ye do.
063 : The Hypocrites