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Imaan is Faith. Certainty. ‘Yaqeen’. It has an opposite: ‘Raeeb’, doubt. It leads to the worst of characteristics: hypocrisy. Ibn Kathir says:
Nifaq (hypocrisy) means to show conformity – or agreement – and to conceal evil. Nifaq has several types: Nifaq in the creed that causes its people to reside in Hell for eternity, and Nifaq in deed, which is one of the major sins. Ibn Jurayj said of the hypocrite that, “His actual deeds are different from what he publicizes, what he conceals is different from what he utters, his entrance and presence are not the same as his exit and absence.”
Volume 1, Book 2, Number 32 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Prophet said, “The signs of a hypocrite are three:
1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.
2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise ).
3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (If you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it.)”
Why is hypocrisy the worst of characteristics?
Give to the hypocrites the tidings that there is for them a painful torment.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #138)
Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depth (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #145)
The important thing to do is to check ourselves. These three characteristics shouldn’t be in us because we BELIEVE: lying, breaking promises, dishonesty.
May Allah give us strength in our Imaan. Ameen.