بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Quraan is One <--->
Siraat_ul_Mustaqeem is One
One Ummah <---> One Islaam <---> One Voice <---> One Worshipping Method
Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another:
The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practice regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise. (Al_Quraan_009.071)
True Muslim won't ever tell a lie or deceive or betray:
It is well known that a true Muslim won't ever tell a lie or deceive or betray. A true Muslim always is trustworthy and honest. If a Muslim is found to behave against Islamic morals, then he should be advised. If he ignores advice, the matter is left to those who have the authority among them to punish him accordingly. Also, for the one who renounces from Islam, he should be reminded and called again to Islam. If he doesn't repent, those in authority of Muslims there must execute him.
Hypocrites are treated as Muslims, and their secrets are left to Allah:
As in the case of hypocrites, it is well known that we don't know what's hidden in their hearts. Hypocrites in Islam are treated as Muslims, and their secrets are left to Allah, the Almighty (for judgment).
Many Muslims today care about their worldly pleasure. They spend too much money in non-Islamic things and they have complete disregard to the poor. Plus they are very materialistic and buy too expensive (to their own budget) things. They are complete show-offs, who like "to be seen of men (Al_Quraan_004.142)" and "Those who (want but) To be seen (of men) (Al_Quraan_107.006)".
Hypocrites make a great show of hollow acts of goodness, devotion, BUT:
"Hypocrites make a great show of hollow acts of goodness, devotion. But they fail signally if you test them by little acts of neighborly / friendly help or, the thousand little courtesies and kindness of daily life, the supply of needs which cost little but mean much."
Hypocrites enjoins evil:
"The Hypocrites, men and women, (have an understanding) with each other: They enjoin evil, and forbid what is just, and are close with their hands. They have forgotten God; so He hath forgotten them. Verily the Hypocrites are rebellious and perverse. (Al_Quraan_009.067)"
Like Allah Almighty said in the Noble Verse, they enjoin evil and forbid what is just. Some of those people pray and some of their women even cover up their hairs in public. Don't be fooled by them. They are still hypocrites no matter how many times they pray. They are liars and complete show-offs, who like "to be seen of men (Al_Quraan_004.142)" and "Those who (want but) To be seen (of men) (Al_Quraan_107.006)".
Friendships with Hypocrites:
According to the Noble Verses above, any Muslim who questions the existence of Allah Almighty and criticizes the Truth of Islam after the Truth was made clear to them is a hypocrite. Any Muslim who talks rude or in foul language about Islam and Allah Almighty is a hypocrite. Any Muslim who continues his friendship with such person is like him. He becomes a hypocrite.
Allah knows, how he will deal with them on the day of judgment:
It's hard to say how Allah Almighty will determine the forgiveness to some of the hypocrites. I am sure it will all depend on: Their intentions and repentance in life; Their actions toward Allah Almighty and the amount of damage they caused their fellow Muslims.
If a Muslim tells lies about other Muslims, or other people, with no proof, no evidence, and he continues to spread Fitnah (disbelief, mischief, evil etc.) in the community, after he has been warned, can he be punished? And what is the punishment for the Munafiqeen (hypocrites).