30 October 2013

The Signs of a Hypocrite

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Amr رضي الله عنه: The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم 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."   

[Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol.1, Hadith no. 24]