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The Hypocrites of our Community

Islamic history records numerous examples of hypocrites whose main aim has been to destroy Islam from within, making them more dangerous than the disbelievers who overtly wage war against Islam. The harm caused makes them deserving of the worst type of punishment in the hellfire as Allah says,  

“Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them.[1]

These days we see many Muslims who act exactly as the hypocrites during the Prophet’s era did; they are extremely active in attempting to undermine both Islam and the Muslims whenever they can. Furthermore, in acting as mouthpieces for the enemies of Islam they easily disregard Islamic traditions of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is, with such an approach, that they see no good in Muslims but instead manage to find every negative trait they can. Correspondingly, they do not see anything appalling about non-Muslims regarding secularists and atheists as perfect. It is in this light that they judge, when Muslims commit a crime, they are awfully evil and the community at large is failing. When a non-Muslim commits a crime, then it is an isolated incident and there should be no such stereotyping. When the Qur’an asserts that all other religions are erroneous and that both the truth and the correct path to God is only to be found with Islam, either the faith is intolerant, or, ‘radical’ clerics have provided a medieval interpretation of the religion. When western democratic countries believe any system other than democracy is backward and evil and thus should be revolutionised, then this is their right to do so. According to such thought processes, it is lunacy to deem homosexuality a crime against humanity yet it is good judgment and tolerance to accept men in a homosexual relationship adopting a child and depriving him/her of the kindness and feminine qualities of a mother that a man can never satisfy. It is extremism to believe that Palestinians have the right to defend themselves, even if it means sacrificing their lives, yet it is not extremism to believe that western troops have the right to kill others in order to promote their fraudulent ideology.

There are amongst us ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ who claim they are good Muslims yet a simple contemplation of the following verse suggests otherwise,

“And you see those in whose hearts there is a disease (of hypocrisy), they hurry to their friendship, saying: “We fear lest some misfortune of a disaster may befall us.” Perhaps Allah may bring a victory or a decision according to His Will. Then they will become regretful for what they have been keeping as a secret in themselves. And those who believe will say: “Are these the men (hypocrites) who swore their strongest oaths by Allah that they were with you (Muslims)?” All that they did has been in vain (because of their hypocrisy) and they have become the losers.”[2]

It seems to have slipped the minds of such hypocrites that death can never be cheated, and that every soul shall be resurrected helplessly before the Lord of the universe. What helps a person at such a stark juncture? Will the fact that he or she criticised and mocked the law of the Lord assist them? Will those who agreed, applauding in approval of his/her vain speech, prevent him/her from being thrown into fire of Hell? Allah the Most High says in the Qur’an,

“The Mujrim, (criminal, sinner, disbeliever, etc.) would desire to ransom himself from the punishment of that Day by his children. And his wife and his brother, and his kindred who sheltered him, and all that are in the earth, so that it might save him. By no means! Verily, it will be the Fire of Hell! Taking away (burning completely) the head skin!”[3]

Will such individuals be happy to be dipped in the Fire for even a few moments?

I caution those Muslims who side against their communities in this way that they may end up regretting their actions in a wretched abode. I would like to advise them to abandon this attitude and repent to Allah before they breathe their last breath and complain that none from the world advised them.



Source: www.islam21c.com

[1] Surah Al Nisaa’ 4:145
[2] Surah Ma’idah 5:52-53
[3] Surah al Ma’arij 70:11-16


About Shaykh (Dr) Haitham Al-Haddad

Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Council of Europe. He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom's Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. Shaikh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari'ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context. He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaikh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Council of Europe as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.


  1. writing about himself by “written by a german”
    Salaam alaikum “written by a German”,
    I dont know if you are a muslim or not, but if you read the Quran, the Sheik has mirrored exactly what Allah (sw) says in regards to the hypocrites and describes the three groups (believers, hypocrites and unbelievers) plainly so that we might know their characteristics. I have bumped into their people many times. They say salaam alaikum so you lower your guard, and then they turn on the muslims attacking them from every angle, repeatedly saying things like “the muslims should be ashamed of this, and ashamed of that”. On the contrary, we are the best people: we enjoin the good, forbid the evil, we love Allah and the Messenger (pbuh), and we give our money inspite of our love for to the needy, and the warefarer, and to the kith and kin, and we fight for the laws of Allah. Thus we will be the successful, and we will defeat every foe in this world (the Arabs, the Persian, the Romans and the Jews) for every square up to us, and we will inshallah be the successful ones on the Last Day. We have nothing to ashamed about. Who cares about technological inventions – they dont help when your society is crumbling from every direction possible. The Romans (ie the white christians) are facing Question 4 (ie crisis questions) on a half dozen important issues (family, economics, democracy, religion, drugs & drink, suicide and depleted populations, etc), and we the muslims could provide them the solution to all these issues, but they wont listen to us as they are too arrogant. No problem, Allah will simply make the issue bigger and bigger until the intelligent one can no longer listen to the lies of the government and says “we have to change”, and at that point they will apply islamic social law, islamic economics (already begining to be implemented), islamic politic setup, etc.

  2. May Allah (S.W.T) removes any signs of hypocricy among, and saves the believers from the tornment of the fire and the grave. Ameen!

  3. The Reality
    Salaam Shaykh and all readers,
    this is a serious article, one that each believer should reflect upon themselves about so that we pray and ask Allah (swt) tp give us the tawfiq to remove any signs of hypocrisy from our hearts, Ameen at the same time, be aware of those who seek reward from others other than Allah (swt) at the expense of handing a believer over to a disbeliever.
    ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (ra) reported the Messenger of Allah (saw) said “A Muslim is the one who avpids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) al that Allah (swt) has forbidden.”

  4. Brilliant! Maa shaAllah
    Just stumbled across Shaikh Haitham on TV today and liked his style. Was having a conversation with my husband about this same subject Qadr Allah and absolutely love the way this article gets straight to the point and sends a strong and warranted warning to our community. May Allah guide me and all faithful believers to be sincere and not a hypocrites. Ameen. BarakaAllahu feek.

  5. Virginia studentmom

    Excellent article
    Alhamdulillah, yes an excellent article MashaAllah. We should be saying this more often and in more places. Things are really one sided in the land of freedom of speech.

  6. shia hypocrites of today
    * Mutah- one can pay a women have nikah for a few hours of sex and is divorced after agreed period.(Prostitution by another name)
    not in real islam. All praise to Allah and his Prophet (saw) and sahaba including Ali (ra) who did not accept this practice in his reign.
    * Umar (ra) killed Fatima (ra). yes shia belive this to be true. They also believe Ali (ra) sat in his home and did taqiya while his wife was being murdered. In islam Ali(ra) is known for his bravery. he would have stood up to the world for Justice.

    *All sunnis are yazeedi and only shia are hussaini.yes they brainwash there masses into believing that sunnis are the enemies of ahlulbayt.
    *Wives are not Ahlulbayt. so all the shia wives should know that they are just there for child rearing and sex.not part of there household.so the prophets wives were ‘Not part of his household’ apparently.
    *They Prophet (saw) had only one daughter. wrong anyone with a Quran can read alahzab. Binatekum means more then three. zainab,ummekilsoom raqqaya fatima.they reject two daughters coz usman (ra) married them.so who are the lovers of ahlulbayt?
    *Ali (ra) did not accept abu baker r.a as khalifa.infact he did but shia say he was doing taqiya.
    please shia and qadianis open ur eyes read ur books

  7. abu sayf ibn muhammad

    what was this a response to?
    assalamu alaikum

    By any chance was this a response to Ali Shehata et. al.?

  8. The same author …
    …of this article complaining against third people who are hypocrites and disregard the traditions of the Prophet of God, features an article disregarding the well-recorded tradition of Thaqalayn, by not even bothering to mention the slaughtering of a member of the Prophet’s Household on the day of Ashoura.

    When this Al-Haddad writes,

    “It is, with such an approach, that they see no good in Muslims but instead manage to find every negative trait they can.”

    isn’t he writing about himself? This article is actually full of criticism towards others and a pointing of fingers, when he isn’t doing any better.

  9. Mr
    Alhamdulillah, hits hard & to the point & offers a remedy equals a nicely served article.

    As stated clearly, such individuals must be cordially advised to refrain from erroneous attitudes and must reflect upon their concscience.

    Tamim ad-dari narrated the messenger of Allah ( pubh ) observed ad-Din is a name of sincerity and well-wishing. Upon this we said: For whom? He replied: for Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders and the general Muslims. ( Muslim )

    … an inner reflection to be served for dinner is all.

  10. Excellent article. We must always remember that Islam is the only true path and not try to perform PR actions to bring Islam into what some might deem as ‘acceptable’.

    May Allah give us the tawfik to do so.

  11. Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

    All praises are due to Allah, the Most High.

    Indeed, I have no idea if this happens also in Muslim countries, but it seems to be very common, unfortunately, in the West. Some brothers and sisters seem to be afraid of showing true Islam, and prefer to display an image of “tolerance” and “assimilation” (whatever this might imply) toward kafir, so they think these Muslims are not “as bad as the fundamentalists”.
    Very unfortunate.

  12. MashAllah JazakAllah Khayr Shaykh

  13. The Hypocrites of our Community
    Assalamualykum and jazakAllah for such an information article, may Allah (swt) reward you for all that you do. I have a question, sometimes, brothers and sisters may stand up and speak against those ‘Muslim’ individuals and organizations that are so corrupt that it makes your hair stand up – not wanting to discredit Islam (which cannot be done) nor, acting as a ‘hypcrit’ as your article may allude to, but speaking the truth as it is, rather than as it is presented by some. Please can you help me with this, what should those Muslims do when they see Muslims not living the high standards required – should we just pray for them, or should we try to change things with our hands etc.

    JazakAllah and Wassalam

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