004 - Soorah an-Nisaa. - (The Women) - [Madanee]

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[004:141] Those (hypocrites) who wait and watch about you; if you gain a victory from All‚h, 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?" All‚h will judge between you (all) on the Day of Resurrection. And never will All‚h grant to the disbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers.

 

[004:142] Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive All‚h, but it is He Who deceives them. And when they stand up for As-Sal‚t (the prayer), they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember All‚h but little.

 

[004:143] (They are) swaying between this and that, belonging neither to these nor to those; and he whom All‚h sends astray, you will not find for him a way (to the truth Ė Isl‚m).

 

[004:144] O you who believe! Take not for Auliy‚' (protectors or helpers or friends) disbelievers instead of believers. Do you wish to offer All‚h a manifest proof against yourselves?

 

[004:145] Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depth (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them.

 

[004:146] Except those who repent (from hypocrisy), do righteous good deeds, hold fast to All‚h, and purify their religion for All‚h (by worshipping none but All‚h, and do good for All‚h's sake only, not to show off), then they will be with the believers. And All‚h will grant the believers a great reward.

 

[004:147] Why should All‚h punish you if you have thanked (Him) and have believed in Him. And All‚h is Ever All-Appreciative (of good), All-Knowing.

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(V.4:142) See (V.57:12-15).

 

(V.4:145) a) Narrated 'Abdull‚h bin 'Amr [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said: "Whoever has the following four (characteristics), will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics, will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up:

1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays (proves dishonest).

2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.

3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous.

4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner." [Sahih Al-Bukh‚ri, 1/34 (O.P.33)].

b) See the footnote of (V.9:54).

c) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "The worst people before All‚h on the Day of Resurrection will be the double-faced people who appear to some people with one face and to other people with another face."

[Sahih Al-Bukh‚ri, 8/6058 (O.P.84)].

 

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