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Signs and Traits of the hypocrites as is described in The Quran

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    Signs and Traits of the hypocrites as is described in The Quran

    Translated by Yahya Adel Ibrahim

    * Traits: Causing Corruption and Mischief upon the earth

    "And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they
    say: We are only peacemakers. Verily! They are the ones who make
    mischief, but they perceive not." Al-Baqarah 2:11,12

    * Trait: Inspiring one another with evil words

    "And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies - Shaytin
    (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech
    as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they
    would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications."
    Al-Anm 6:112

    * Traits: Deception and Mendacity

    "They (think to) deceive Allh and those who believe, while they only
    deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!" al-Baqarah 2:9

    * Traits: Mocking the believers

    "And when they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe," but
    when they are alone with their Shaytin (devils - polytheists,
    hypocrites, etc.), they say: "Truly, we are with you; verily, we were but
    mocking." Al-Baqarah 2:14

    * Traits: Laziness, heedlessness and forgetfulness of Allh

    "Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allh, but it is He Who
    deceives them. And when they stand up for As-Salt (the prayer), they stand
    with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allh but
    little." An-Nis (4:142)

    * Trait: Squandering their mental faculties to use in sin

    "They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they return not (to the Right
    Path)." Al-Baqarah 2:18

    * Traits: They lay in wait to chastise and defame the believers

    "Those (hyprocrites) who wait and watch about you; if you gain a
    victory from Allh, they say: "Were we not with you," but if the
    disbelievers gain a success, they say (to them): "Did we not gain mastery over
    you and did we not protect you from the believers?" Allh will judge
    between you (all) on the Day of Resurrection. And never will Allh grant to
    the disbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers." An-Nis 4:141

    * Trait: Rejection of the Hukm (rulings) of Allah and His Prophet.

    "And when it is said to them: "Come to what Allh has sent down and
    to the Messenger (Muhammad SAW)," you (Muhammad SAW) see the hypocrites
    turn away from you (Muhammad SAW) with aversion." An-Nis 4:61

    * Traits: Seeking to rationalize and explain their sinful deeds when
    they are confronted with the evilness of their actions. They seek to
    conceal their evil intentions by swearing that their sinful deeds were

    "How then, when a catastrophe befalls them because of what their
    hands have sent forth, they come to you swearing by Allh, "We meant no
    more than goodwill and conciliation!" an-Nis 4:62
    "They have made their oaths a screen (for their evil actions). Thus
    they hinder (men) from the Path of Allh, so they shall have a humiliating
    torment." Al-Mujadilah 58:16

    * Traits: Focusing on the visible ornaments and beautifications. They
    are eloquent speakers who do not act upon their many words. They weave
    mirages of sensibility and grandeur.

    "And when you look at them, their bodies please you; and when they
    speak, you listen to their words. They are as blocks of wood propped up.
    They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies, so
    beware of them. May Allh curse them! How are they denying (or deviating
    from) the Right Path." Al-Munafiqn 63:4

    * Trait: They rejoice at the misfortune and sadness of the believers.

    "If good befalls you (O Muhammad SAW), it grieves them, but if a
    calamity overtakes you, they say: "We took our precaution beforehand," and
    they turn away rejoicing." At-Taubah 9:50

    * Trait: Seeking to please humanity at the expense of displeasing

    "They (the hypocrites) swear to you (Muslims) that you may be pleased
    with them, but if you are pleased with them, certainly Allh is not
    pleased with the people who are Al-Fsiqn (rebellious, disobedient to
    Allh)." At-Taubah 9:96

    * Trait: Mocking and defaming the believers

    "Those who defame such of the believers who give charity (in Allh's
    Cause) voluntarily, and those who could not find to give charity (in
    Allh's Cause) except what is available to them, so they mock at them
    (believers), Allh will throw back their mockery on them, and they
    shallhave a painful torment." At-Taubah 9:79

    * Trait: They discourage the believers from fighting the disbelievers.
    They seek to cause discord and Fitnah in the ranks of the believers and
    spread corruption and mischief throughout the earth. As such Allah
    ordained upon them that they not join the believers in the battles (out of
    their own fears).

    "And if they had intended to march out, certainly, they would have
    made some preparation for it, but Allh was averse to their being sent
    forth, so He made them lag behind, and it was said (to them), "Sit you
    among those who sit (at home). Had they marched out with you, they would
    have added to you nothing except disorder, and they would have hurried
    about in your midst (spreading corruption) and sowing sedition among
    you, and there are some among you who would have listened to them. And
    Allh is the All-Knower of the Zlimn (polytheists and wrong-doers,
    etc.)." at-Taubah 9:46,47

    * Trait: They seek the future in the present, the temporal rather than
    the permanent and the finite happiness to the infinite pleasure. They
    are the foremost in seeking share from the spoils while being the last
    in earning them by setting out for Jihad.

    "Had it been a near gain (booty in front of them) and an easy
    journey, they would have followed you, but the distance (Tabuk expedition) was
    long for them, and they would swear by Allh, "If we only could, we
    would certainly have come forth with you." They destroy their ownselves,
    and Allh knows that they are liars." At-Taubah 9:42

    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"

    "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)