Wednesday, August 15, 2012

4 characteristics of an absolute hypocrite

'Abdullah bin 'Amr radhiallahu'anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah SAW said:

"Whoever has the following four (characteristics), will be a pure hypocrite; and whoever has one of the following (characteristics), will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up:

(1) Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie
(2) Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous
(3) Whenever he promises, he always breaks it
(4) Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner (using abusive language and deviating from the truth)"

But in a Hadith narrated by Sufyan: "If he has any characteristic, he would have the characteristic of hypocrisy."

Reference from: Chapter 12, The Book of Iman (Faith), Sahih Muslim.

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