The fact that Allah has comprehensively described the hypocrites in the Qur’an is both very valuable information and a great blessing for wisdom. A Muslim who is well acquainted with these characteristics can, by Allah’s leave, make a completely accurate analysis when confronted by a similar state of affairs.
One of the most important signs by which Muslims can tell they are dealing with a hypocrite is the way these people are careful to avoid struggling on Allah’s path. As Allah reveals in verses, hypocrites foolishly regard struggling on Allah’s path as something distasteful:
Those who were left behind were glad to stay behind the Messenger of Allah. They did not want to strive with their wealth and themselves in the Way of Allah. They said, ‘Do not go out to fight in the heat.’ Say: ‘The Fire of Hell is much hotter, if they only understood.’ (Surat at-Tawba, 81)
The hypocrites provide no material or psychological support for any activity that might spread the religion of Allah, and they hang back and seek to encourage inertia and passivity on those around them. They never strive for the foundation of the Turkish-Islamic Union, for an Islamic Union or to disseminate Islamic moral values. Should even a small hint of such blessings emerge, they are unwilling to strive and support them. On the contrary, they openly and secretly inculcate the idea that these are ideals that will never happen and are empty promises.
They also foolishly try to discourage believers from the struggle by trying to put ideas in their heads or try to show them the supposed best path. Some, as revealed in a verse, say, "Do not go out to fight in the heat."
(Surat at-Tawba, 81) Some try to give the impression they want to take part in the struggle but pretend they lack the means to do so, saying, "If we knew how to fight, we would certainly follow you.”
(Surah Al ‘Imran, 167) Still, others make up excuses for hanging back, by saying, "Our houses are exposed."
But the fact is that Allah has revealed their true intentions. They just want to run away:
"... [their houses] were not exposed, it was merely that they wanted to run away." (Surat al-Ahzab, 13)
But what the hypocrites forgets as they do all this is that there is a secret they may never even have considered. Whether they wish it or not, Allah will give dominion to His religion, He will certainly make good his promise to Muslims, and the coming of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and the foundation of Turkish-Islamic Union will definitely come about. Everything the hypocrites do to make things happen differently in their own eyes to hold back the believers, whether it is to hinder them or pacify them, will just confirm Muslims’ eagerness for the struggle and enhance their fervor and excitement. This, by Allah’s leave, will strengthen the believer’s work on Allah’s path many times over.