1. When the hypocrites come to
you, [O Muúammad], they say, "We testify that you are the Messenger of Allāh." And Allāh
knows that you are His Messenger, and Allāh
testifies that the hypocrites are liars.
2. They have taken their oaths
as a cover, so they averted [people] from the way of Allāh.
Indeed, it was evil that they were doing.
3. That is because they
believed, and then they disbelieved; so their hearts were sealed over, and they
do not understand.
4. And when you see them, their
forms please you, and if they speak, you listen to their speech. [They are] as
if they were pieces of wood propped up – they think that every shout is against
them. They are the enemy, so beware of them. May Allāh
destroy them; how are they deluded?
5. And when it is said to them,
"Come, the Messenger of Allāh will ask
forgiveness for you," they turn their heads aside and you see them evading
while they are arrogant.
6. It is all the same for them
whether you ask forgiveness for them or do not ask forgiveness for them; never
will Allāh forgive them. Indeed, Allāh does not guide the defiantly disobedient
7. They are the ones who say,
"Do not spend on those who are with the Messenger of Allāh until they disband." And to Allāh belongs the depositories of the heavens and the
earth, but the hypocrites do not understand.
8. They say, "If we return
to al-Madīnah, the more honored [for power] will surely expel therefrom the
more humble." And to Allāh belongs [all]
honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not
9. O you who have believed, let
not your wealth and your children divert you from remembrance of Allāh. And whoever does that – then those are the
10. And spend [in the way of Allāh] from what We have provided you before death
approaches one of you and he says, "My Lord, if only You would delay me
for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the righteous."
11. But never will Allāh delay a soul when its time has come. And Allāh is Acquainted with what you do.