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When the hypocrites come to you, they say, “We bear witness that you [Prophet Muhammed] are indeed the messenger of Allah.” Allah knows that you are indeed His messenger, but Allah bears witness that the hypocrites are indeed liars.
They have made their oaths a veil [for their true feelings]. In this way, they are obstructions to the path of Allah. Truly evil are their deeds.
The reason is that they believed, and then they rejected their faith, so a seal was set on their hearts; therefore, they do not understand.
When you look at them, you are pleased with their outer appearances; when they speak, you listen to their words; but they are like wooden studs propped up [without any permanent supports]. They think every critical comment is about them. They are the enemies, so beware of them. Allah’s condemnation is upon them! They are delusional!
When they are invited, “Come; the messenger of Allah will pray for your forgiveness,” they turn their heads away. You would see them turning away in arrogance.
It makes no difference whether you pray for their forgiveness or not; Allah will not forgive them [unless they repent]. Allah does not guide sinners!
They are the ones who say, “Spend nothing on those who are with Allah’s messenger, so that they will disperse.” But to Allah belong the treasures of the skies and Earth. The hypocrites do not understand that.
They say, “If we return to Madinah, surely the prestigious people will get rid of the low-status people.” But prestige belongs to Allah and His messenger and the believers. The hypocrites don’t know that.
O Believers, do not let your riches or your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah. If any does that, they are the losers.
Donate something from the sustenance We have bestowed on you. [Do that] before death comes to you. (Someone deceased) may say, “O my Lord, why did You not give me respite for a little while? I would then have given to charity. (I would then) have been among the righteous.”
Allah will not grant respite to any soul when the appointed time has come. Allah is Fully Aware of what you do.
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