1. When the
Hypocrites come to thee, they say, "We bear witness that thou art
indeed the Messenger of Allah." Yea, Allah knoweth that thou art
indeed His Messenger, and Allah beareth witness that the Hypocrites
are indeed liars.
2. They have made their
oaths a screen (for their misdeeds): thus they obstruct (men) from
the Path of Allah. truly evil are their deeds.
3. That is because they
believed, then they rejected Faith: So a seal was set on their hearts:
therefore they understand not.
4. When thou lookest
at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak, thou
listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces
of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think
that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware
of them. The curse of Allah be on them! How are they deluded (away
from the Truth)!
5. And when it is said
to them, "Come, the Messenger of Allah will pray for your forgiveness",
they turn aside their heads, and thou wouldst see them turning away
their faces in arrogance.
6. It is equal to them
whether thou pray for their forgiveness or not. Allah will not forgive
them. Truly Allah guides not rebellious transgressors.
7. They are the ones
who say, "Spend nothing on those who are with Allah.s Messenger,
to the end that they may disperse (and quit Medina)." But to Allah
belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth; but the Hypocrites
8. They say, "If we return
to Medina, surely the more honourable (element) will expel therefrom
the meaner." But honour belongs to Allah and His Messenger, and
to the Believers; but the Hypocrites know not.
9. O ye who believe!
Let not your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance
of Allah. If any act thus, the loss is their own.
10. and spend something
(in charity) out of the substance which We have bestowed on you,
before Death should come to any of you and he should say, "O my
Lord! why didst Thou not give me respite for a little while? I should
then have given (largely) in charity, and I should have been one
of the doers of good".
11. But to no soul will
Allah grant respite when the time appointed (for it) has come; and
Allah is well acquainted with (all) that ye do.