Tag: Hypocrites

The Four Characteristics of the Hypocrite

Narrated by ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAmr [رضي الله عنهما] who said: The Messenger of Allāh [ﷺ] said: ‘Four [attributes] together describe an unadulterated hypocrite. Whomsoever possesses but one of these characteristics indeed possesses a trait of hypocrisy until he is able to abandon it: if he is entrusted with something, he breaks that trust. If he speaks, he lies. If he enters into an agreement, he violates its terms. If he has a disagreement with someone, he behaves immorally.’ Narrated by Al-Bukhārī and Muslim. Explanation: Shaykh ʿAbd Al-Raḥmān ibn Nāṣir Al-Saʿdī [d. 1376 AH] said: The telling of...

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