063.001 When the hypocrites come unto thee (O Muhammad), they say: We bear
witness that thou art indeed Allah's messenger. And Allah knoweth that thou art
indeed His messenger, and Allah beareth witness that the hypocrites indeed are
063.002 They make their faith a pretext so that they may turn (men) from the way of
Allah. Verily evil is that which they are wont to do,
063.003 That is because they believed, then disbelieved, therefore their hearts are
sealed so that they understand not.
063.004 And when thou seest them their figures please thee; and if they speak thou
givest ear unto their speech. (They are) as though they were blocks of wood in striped
cloaks. They deem every shout to be against them. They are the enemy, so beware of
them. Allah confound them! How they are perverted!
063.005 And when it is said unto them: Come! The messenger of Allah will ask
forgiveness for you! they avert their faces and thou seest them turning away,
063.006 Whether thou ask forgiveness for them or ask not forgiveness for them is all
one for them; Allah will not forgive them. Lo! Allah guideth not the evil-living folk.
063.007 They it is who say: Spend not on behalf of those (who dwell) with Allah's
messenger that they may disperse (and go away from you); when Allah's are the
treasures of the heavens and the earth; but the hypocrites comprehend not.
063.008 They say: Surely, if we return to Al-Madinah the mightier will soon drive out
the weaker; when might belongeth to Allah and to His messenger and to the believers;
but the hypocrites know not.
063.009 O ye who believe! Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from
remembrance of Allah. Those who do so, they are the losers.
063.010 And spend of that wherewith We have provided you before death cometh
unto one of you and he saith: My Lord! If only thou wouldst reprieve me for a little
while, then I would give alms and be among the righteous.
063.011 But Allah reprieveth no soul when its term cometh, and Allah is Informed of
what ye do.