Islamic Date09 Shawwal
English Date31 May
Four Signs of A Hypocrite
Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever has (the following) four characteristics will be a pure hypocrite: If he speaks, he tells a lie; if he gives a promise, he breaks it; if he makes a covenant he proves treacherous; and if he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil, insulting manner (unjust). And whoever has one of these characteristics, has one characteristic of a hypocrite unless he gives it up.” [Sahih Bukhari]
Make a check list of all un-Momin like traits that you find within yourself. At the end of each day check which shortcoming you succumbed to. Give yourself marks. See how long it takes you to achieve full marks, i.e. you display only Momin (believer vs. Munafiq/hypocrite) like characteristics that day. Then keep this up. Having a visual check list and a grading system helps.