Traits of Hypocrisy Part 3
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 20th 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.
Continuing on the topic of hypocrisy, this talk covers verses 16-20 of Sūrat al-Baqarah. The trait of short-sightedness within the hypocrites is identified. It is shown here how shallow a munāfiq is and how he sacrifices even basic principles for short-term gains in the dunyā; thereby squandering salvation in the hereafter. Throughout the talk, a mu’min is described as having opposite qualities to that of a munāfiq, such as keeping his sight on the hereafter.
Two interpretations are given to the example brought of those lighting a fire, each interpretation referring to a different type of hypocrite. Another trait of hypocrisy was here identified as not being able to see the truth despite staring at it; explaining the description of the munāfiqūn as deaf, dumb and blind.
The parable of the Qur’ān as a rain-laden cloud is further explained and how the type of munāfiqūn who wavered only responded to the Qur’an at times, whilst refusing to listen to verses of warning. It is also emphasised that such traits and behaviours of hypocrisy concern us as well and how even the Saḥābah feared falling into them.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
0:00 – Intro
6:12 – Language of Trade Used in the Qurān
10:35 – Contrast Between the Muhājirūn and Anṣār
14:34 – Short-sightedness of the Hypocrites
29:54 – Steadfastness of a Believer and a Hypocrite
35:12 – Parable of Hypocrites Lighting a Fire for Guidance
51:25 – Trait of Hypocrisy: Blind to the Truth
58:01 – Refusal to Listen to Verses of Warning
1:10:37 – Examples of Ṣaḥābah fearing hypocrisy
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