63. Al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites)

Medinan, 11 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. When the hypocrites come to you, they say: “We testify that indeed you are God's messenger” while God knows that you are His messenger, and God testifies that the hypocrites are certainly liars.

  2. They took their oath as a shield, then obstructed (people) from God's way. Indeed what they were doing is bad.

  3. That is because they believed, then disbelieved, so their hearts were sealed and they do not understand.

  4. And when you see them, their bodies impress you and if they speak, you listen to their speech, (but they are shallow) as if they are lumbers leaned (against a wall and can’t stand on their own), they think that every shout is against them. They are the enemy, so beware of them. May God destroy them, how are they deviated (from the truth)?

  5. And when they are told: “Come, God's messenger asks forgiveness for you” they turn their heads and you see them turn away in arrogance.

  6. It is the same for them whether you ask forgiveness for them or you do not ask forgiveness for them. God will never forgive them. Indeed God does not guide the disobedient people.

  7. They are those who say: “Do not spend on those who are with God's messenger until they break up.” The treasures of the skies and the earth belong to God, but the hypocrites do not understand.

  8. They say: “If we return to Medina, the more powerful shall drive out the weaker from there.” The power (and honor) belongs to God and His messenger and the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.

  9. You who believe, your possessions and your children should not distract you from God's remembrance. And anyone who does that, then they are the losers.

  10. And spend (in God's way) from what We have provided for you before death comes to one of you and he says: “My Lord, why did You not postpone me (my death) for a short period, so that I give to charity and be of the righteous?”

  11. And God will never postpone (death of) anyone when his time comes. God is well informed of what you do.