The Signs Of The Munafiqs
[Extracted from Sahih Muslim , Kitab Sifat Al-Munafiqin ]
Turning away from the Intercession of the Holy Prophet Muhammed Salalaahu Alahi wasallam in seeking Allah’s forgiveness
Jabir b. Abdullah reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: He who climbed this hill, the hill of Murar, his sins would be obliterated as were obliterated the sins of Bani Isra’il.
So the first to take their horses were the people of Banu Khazraj. Then there was a ceaseless flow of persons and Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to them:
” All of you are those who have been pardoned except the owner of a red camel.”
We came to him and said to him: You also come on, so that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) may seek forgiveness for you.
But he said: By Allah, so far as I am concerned, the finding of something lost is dearer to me than seeking of forgiveness for me by your companion (the Holy Prophet), and he remained busy in finding out his lost thing.
Sahih Muslim Book 38, Number 6691 :
Plotting against the near and dear of the Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallalaahu Alaihi wasallam and turning away from the Intercession of the Holy Prophet Muhammed Salalaahu Alahi wasallam in seeking Allah’s forgiveness
Zaid b. Arqam reported: We set out on a journey along with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) in which we faced many hardships.
‘Abdullah b. Ubayy said to his friends: Do not give what you have in your possession to those who are with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) until they desert him.
Zubair said: That is the reciting of that person who recited as min haulahu (from around him) and the other reciting is man haulahia (who are around him).And in this case when we would return to Medina the honorable would drive out the meaner therefrom (lxiv. 8)
.I came to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and informed him about that and he sent someone to ‘Abdullah b. Ubayy and he asked him whether he had said that or not. He took an oath to the fact that he had not done that and told that it was Zaid who had stated a lie to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him)
.Zaid said: I was much perturbed because of this until this verse was revealed attesting my truth: “When the hypocrites come” (lxiii. 1).
Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) then called them in order to seek forgiveness for them, but they turned away their heads as if they were hooks of wood fixed in the wall (lxiii. 4), and they were in fact apparently good-looking persons.
Sahih Muslim Book 38, Number 6677:
Finally the Quranic verses for the Munafiqs
The Glorious Quraan Surah Nisa Verse 60-Verse 65
Verse 60. Have you not seen these (hypocrites) who claim (verbally) that they believe in this (Book i.e. the Qur’an,) which has been revealed to you and also in those (revealed Books) which were sent down before you? (But) they desire to take their disputes (for settlement) to Satan (i.e. the law based on defiance against Allah’s Commandments) although they have been ordained to reject it (openly). And Satan only desires to lead them far astray.
Verse 61. And when they are asked to come to what Allah has revealed (the Qur’an) and to the Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him), you will see that the hypocrites turn away from (coming towards) you( O Beloved ).
In the above verse, Allah reveals to his beloved Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alahi wasallam two kinds of Dawah to the Ummah.
1. Come to Allah and what he has revealed
2. Come to the Apostle Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alahi wasallam
The Munafiqs will turn away from the second Dawah, they may come to Allah and what he has revealed, BUT they will not come towards The Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alahi wasallam
Verse 62. Then what will be their plight (at that time) when some disaster befalls them on account of their own crooked works, and they will appear before you swearing by Allah, (saying): ‘We intended nothing but piety and mutual harmony’?
Verse 63. These are the (hypocrite and vicious) people that Allah knows best every secret of their hearts. So, avoid them and admonish them persistently and establish effective communication with them about themselves.
Verse 64. And We have not sent any Messenger but that he must be obeyed by the Command of Allah. And, (O Beloved,) if they, having wronged their souls, had come to you imploring the forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) had also asked forgiveness for them, then (owing to this mediation and intercession) they would certainly have found Allah Most Relenting, Ever-Merciful.
The Wasilla(Intermediation) of prophet Muhammed Salalaahu Alahi Wa Sallam is established in the above verse
Allah says that he would have forgiven the Munafiq’s had they come to Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alahi Wa Sallam and asked for Allah’s forgiveness from him and Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alahi Wa Sallam also would have asked for their forgiveness from Allah, then they would have found Allah most forgiving.
Verse 65. So, (O Beloved,) by your Lord, they cannot become true believers until they make you a judge in every dispute that arises amongst them, and thereafter they do not feel any resentment in their hearts against the judgment that you make, and submit (to your decision) gladly, with total submission.
Allah says to his beloved Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alahi Wa Sallam that the Munafiqs cannot be True Believers until they make prophet Muhammed Salalaahu Alahi Wa Sallam a judge in every dispute that arises amongst them and then after Muhammed Salalaahu Alahi wasallam makes any judgment, they have to accept his judgment by their heart, and this can happen only when they have Love and Respect of prophet Muhammed Salalaahu Alahi wasallam above everything else in their hearts, This verse shifts the focus of Attention from Allah The Creator to Allah’s Beloved Prophet who is a Creation, and The Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alahi wasallam was made the center of Imaan by Allah and Imaan depends Hugely on the Love and Respect of the Holy Prophet