Abu Darda on Hypocrisy: A Muslim can lose his religion in a single moment

June 5, 2017

Jubair ibn Nufair reported: He heard Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, at the end of his prayer seeking refuge in Allah from hypocrisy and he continued to seek refuge from it. Jubair said, “What is the matter, O Abu Darda, with you and hypocrisy?” Abu Darda said, “Leave us alone! Leave us alone! By Allah, a man might be defeated in his religion for a single moment and thus it is taken away from him!”

Source: Ṣifat al-Nifāq 68

عن جبير بن نفير أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا الدَّرْدَاءِ وَهُوَ فِي آخِرِ صَلَاتِهِ يَتَعَوَّذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ النِّفَاقِ فَأَكْثَرَ مِنَ التَّعَوُّذِ مِنْهُ قَالَ فَقَالَ لَهُ جُبَيْرٌ وَمَا لَكَ يَا أَبَا الدَّرْدَاءِ أَنْتَ وَالنِّفَاقُ فَقَالَ دَعْنَا عَنْكَ دَعْنَا عَنْكَ فَوَاللَّهِ إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَغْلِبُ عَنْ دِينِهِ فِي السَّاعَةِ الْوَاحِدَةِ فَيَنْخَلِعُ مِنْهُ

68 صفة النفاق وذم المنافقين للفريابي