Thursday, February 16, 2006

Signs of the Hypocrites.

As far as the Islamic perspective is concerned, the hypocrites are destructives in nature to fellow humankind and they would be forbidden from Jannah [heaven] in the akhirat [hereafter]. Following are the signs of the hypocrites:
  1. Treachery.
  2. Falsehood and Lying .
  3. Showing insolence and licentiousness in argumentation.
  4. Breaking one's promise.
  5. Laziness in worship
  6. Showing off .
  7. Lack of remembrance of Allah.
  8. Hastiness in prayer
  9. Slandering those who give themselves freely to good deeds from among the believers and the righteous
  10. Mocking the Qur'an, the Sunnah and the Messenger, s. a.w
  11. The protective oath.
  12. Disliking to spend for the sake of Allah.
  13. Desertion and abandonment of the Muslims.
  14. Originating false rumours and causing sedition.
  15. Finding fault with Allah's decree.
  16. Bringing down the honour of the righteous.
  17. Remaining away from the congregational prayer.
  18. Causing mischilef while claiming to establish peace .
  19. Outward behaviour contradicting what is in the heart.
  20. Fear of unpleasant events, incidents and happenings .
  21. False excuses.
  22. Commanding the evil and preventing the good.
  23. Tying one's hands back out of stinginess.
  24. Forgetting Allah .
  25. Denial of the promise of Allah and His Messenger .
  26. Concern for the outward appearance and neglect of the innner condition
  27. Eloquence, long-winded speech, boasting and bragging
  28. Lack of understanding of the religion
  29. Not sinning in front of the people [due to fear of them] but showing boldness to Allah by committing sins in secrecy .
  30. Rejoicing at the affliction of the believers with a calamity and being saddened at their being touched by joy and pleasure.

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