These are some timely narrations collected by Muhammad Musa Nasr in his book â€˜al-Munafiqunâ€™ (p. 95-98). They are all authentic.
1 â€“ Jubayr bin Nufayr said:
â€œI went to visit Abu ad-Dardaâ€™ at his home in Homs, and I found him praying at his mosque. When he sat for the tashahhud, he began seeking refuge with Allah from hypocrisy. When he finished, I went to him and asked: â€œMay Allah Forgive you, Aba ad-Dardaâ€™! What do you have to do with hypocrisy?â€
He replied: â€œO Allah, Your Forgiveness! (he said this three times) Nobody who feels safe from tribulation will be safe from it! By Allah, a man can be tested for a single hour and turn back on his religion.â€"
2 â€“ â€˜Abdullah bin â€˜Amr said:
â€œThere will come a time when people will gather in their mosques, and there wonâ€™t be a single believer in them.â€
3 â€“ al-Hasan said:
â€œThe Hour will not come until each people will be overwhelmed by their hypocrites.â€
4 â€“ Hudhayfah said:
â€œThe hypocrites among you today are worse than the hypocrites who lived at the time of the Messenger of Allah (ØµÙ„Ù‰ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ Ø¹Ù„ÙŠÙ‡ Ùˆ Ø³Ù„Ù…)!â€
He was asked: â€œO Aba â€˜Abdillah, how is this so?â€
He replied: â€œThey used to hide their hypocrisy. As for the ones today, they display it openly.â€