Sura Al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites)
Sheikh / Mohammad Ayyoob

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    63:1 When the hypocrites come to you (O Muhammad), they say: We bear witness that you are indeed God's Messenger. And God knows that you are indeed His Messenger, and God bears witness that the hypocrites are speaking falsely.

    63:2-3 They make their faith a pretext that they may turn (men) from the way of God. Verily evil is that which they are wont to do, that is because they believed, and then disbelieved, therefore their hearts are sealed so that they understand not.

    63:4 And when you see them, their figures please you; and if they speak, you give ear to their speech. (They are) as though they were blocks of wood in striped cloaks. They deem every shout to be against them. They are the enemy, so beware of them. God confound them! How they are perverted!

    63:5-6 And when it is said to them: Come! The Messenger of God will ask forgiveness for you! They avert their faces and you see them turning away, arrogant. Whether you ask forgiveness for them or ask not forgiveness for them, God will not forgive them. Lo! God guides not the evildoing folk.

    63:7 They are the ones say: Spend not on behalf of those (who dwell) with God's Messenger that they may disperse (and go away from you); when God's are the treasures of the heavens and the earth; but the hypocrites comprehend not.

    63:8 They say: Surely, if we return to Al-Madinah, the mightier will soon drive out the weaker; when might belongs to God and to His Messenger and the believers; but the hypocrites know not.

    63:9 O you who believe! Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from remembrance of God. Those who do so, they are the losers.

    63:10-11 And spend of that wherewith We have provided you before death comes to one of you and he says: My Lord! If only you would reprieve me for a little while, then I would give alms and be among the righteous. But God reprieves no soul when its term comes, and God is Aware of what you do.