AL MUNAFIQOON (THE HYPOCRITES)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Munafiqoon 63:1] When the hypocrites come in your presence
(O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) they
say, “We testify that you surely are Allah’s Noble Messenger”; and Allah
knows that you indeed are His Noble Messenger, and Allah testifies that
the hypocrites are indeed liars.
[Munafiqoon 63:2] They have taken their oaths as a shield,
thereby prevented others from Allah’s way; indeed they commit extremely
[Munafiqoon 63:3] That is because they accepted faith
with their tongues then disbelieved with their hearts, therefore their
hearts were sealed - so now they do not understand anything.
[Munafiqoon 63:4] And when you see them, their appearance
would please you; and when they speak, you would listen carefully to their
speech; like wooden blocks propped against the wall; they assume every
cry to be against them; they are the enemy, so beware of them; may Allah
slay them! Where are they reverting!
[Munafiqoon 63:5] And when it is said to them, “Come!
Allah’s Noble Messenger may seek forgiveness for you” - they turn their
heads away, and you will see them turning away in pride.
[Munafiqoon 63:6] It is the same for them, whether you
seek forgiveness for them or do not seek forgiveness for them; Allah will
never forgive them; indeed Allah does not guide the sinning people.
[Munafiqoon 63:7] It is they who say, “Do not spend upon
those who are with Allah’s Noble Messenger until they get distraught”;
whereas to Allah only belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth,
but the hypocrites do not have sense.
[Munafiqoon 63:8] They say, “If we return to Madinah, then indeed the honourable group will soon expel the lowly one”; whereas all honour belongs to Allah and to His Noble Messenger and to the Muslims, but the hypocrites do not know.
[Munafiqoon 63:9] O People who Believe! May not your wealth
or your children cause you to neglect the remembrance of Allah; and whoever
does this – so it is they who are in a loss.
[Munafiqoon 63:10] And spend from what We have provided
you before death approaches any one of you and he then says, “My Lord!
Why did you not give me respite for a little while, so I would have given
charity and become of the virtuous?”
[Munafiqoon 63:11] And Allah will never give respite to
any soul when its promise arrives; and Allah is Aware of your deeds.