Traits of Hypocrisy Part 2
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 13th December 2019 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester
This seven-part series details the different types of hypocrites and their various traits. The dangers of adopting these traits is emphasised so that the believers identify and avoid them. The talk continues on the topic of hypocrisy by covering verses 11 to 16 in Sūrat al-Baqarah. The attributes of the hypocrites in Madīnah are brought so that we avoid these ourselves and avoid labelling others as hypocrites.
Refusing to accept mistakes is a trait of hypocrisy. When the hypocrites were challenged, they would often lie and never accept they were in the wrong. Honesty and admitting mistakes is part of the qualities every believer should have. By admitting we are wrong, a person can then find the path to true repentance.
Another trait of hypocrisy identified in this talk is being two-faced. A person can never please everyone and it will often lead them to lying and being insincere. Allāh does not look at a person’s worldly status, but considers their humility towards Him. This is demonstrated by many ḥadīth and explains what Allāh looks at in a believer.
The final trait brought in this talk is that of the hypocrites being short-sighted; meaning how a hypocrite would give priority to the worldly life over the hereafter. A believer’s goal and focus is always on pleasing Allāh and obtaining success in the hereafter as is explained in this talk.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
0:00 – Intro
1:39 – Recap of the First Verses of Sūrat al-Baqarah
10:00 – The Meaning of Fasād (Corruption)
18:50 – Many R’s of True Repentance
23:20 – Trait of Hypocrisy: Refusing to Accept Mistakes
28:50 – Trait of Hypocrisy: Two-Facedness
41:35 – Trait of Hypocrisy: Mocking the Believers
51:10 – A Humble Man and a Passing Leader
1:04:00 – The Ill Consequences of Namīmah
1:19:00 – Recap of Traits of Hypocrisy Covered So Far
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