This is the delight of a journey to share knowlege with those who are thirsty of love ,fear and hope for Allah Azza wa Jal.May this be an humble quest for all of an quenching thirst for knowlege,and an endless request of help,understanding and Hidaya Taufiq from Allah.O treasurer of Knowlege may you all live the Blessing of this command 'Iqra !
iqra bismi rabbika ladhi khalaq...'
Striving to Maintain a Constant Nature Publicly and Privately-Ahmad Farid
the morals and manners of the Companions was their hard labour in
countering hypocrisy so that their good nature remained the same whether
in public or private. This way they would have no actions left for
their realities to be exposed tomorrow in the Afterlife.
Once 'Umar ibn 'Abdul-'Aziz (rahimahullaah) was advised, "O
'Umar, beware of being the ally of Allah in open, while being his enemy
in secret. If one's nature in open and secret do not equate, then he is
a hypocrite, and the hypocrites occupy the lowest level in Hellfire."
It was said by one of them, "Beware of hypocritical fear!" On being asked, "What is hypocritical fear?" he replied, "When your body is seen to be fearing whereas your heart is not fearing."
search yourself. Does your open and secret (self) equate? Increase in
seeking forgiveness knowing that whoever displays to the people beyond
what is in his heart is a hypocrite.
The following are some of the characteristics which Allah the Most High ascribes to the hypocrites:
A lazy attitude towards prayer (salah) and little remembrance of Allah whilst in prayer - "When they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, to be seen by the people, but little do they hold Allah in remembrance." [Al-Qur'an 4:142]
They enjoin what is bad and forbid what is good. The hypocrites both men and women, proceed one from another - "They
enjoin the wrong and forbid the right and they withhold their hands
(from spending in the cause of Allah). They forget Allah so Allah has
forgotten them. Lo! The hypocrites, they are the transgressors." [Al-Qur'an 9:67]
Their alignment with and befriending the disbelievers (kuffar) as the Most High has said, "Bear
unto the hypocrites the tidings that for them is a painful doom. Those
who choose disbelievers as their friends instead of the believers, is it
honour they seek with them? Lo! All honour is with Allah." [Al-Qur'an 4:138-139]
Their disapproval of Allah's decision - "When
it is said to them, come to what has been revealed and come to the
Messenger, you see the hypocrites turn from you with disgust." [Al-Qur'an 4:61]
Their lying, treachery and deception and insult during quarrels. The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, "Whoever
has the following four characteristics will be a pure hypocrite, and
whoever has one of them will possess a characteristic of hypocrisy until
he gives it up. Whenever he speaks he lies. Whenever he promises he
betrays. Whenever he makes a covenant he proves treacherous. Whenever he
quarrels he is insulting." [Sahih al-Bukhari vol. 4, p. 269, no. 403]