Hadith on Hypocrites: Warning Against Double-faced Hypocrites

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 7179
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)s said, “The worst of all mankind is the double-faced one, who comes to some people with one face and to others, with another face.

  • This hadith refers to the behavior of hypocrites who pretend to have different beliefs, attitudes, or personalities when dealing with different people. They display one face in front of some people while concealing their true face and intentions from others. This behavior is considered the worst among all people because it involves deception, insincerity, and betrayal of trust. The hadith serves as a warning against hypocrisy and encourages Muslims to be honest and consistent in their behavior with all people.