Hadith on Hypocrisy: Three signs of a hypocrite even if he says he is a Muslim

January 27, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The signs of a hypocrite are three, even if he fasts and prays and claims to be a Muslim: when he speaks he lies, when he gives a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he is treacherous.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 33, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 59

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْ عَلَامَاتِ الْمُنَافِقِ ثَلَاثَةٌ وَإِنْ صَامَ وَصَلَّى وَزَعَمَ أَنَّهُ مُسْلِمٌ إِذَا حَدَّثَ كَذَبَ وَإِذَا وَعَدَ أَخْلَفَ وَإِذَا اؤْتُمِنَ خَانَ

33 صحيح البخاري كتاب الإيمان باب علامة المنافق

59 صحيح مسلم كتاب الإيمان باب بيان خصال المنافق