English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 63: Al-Munafiqun — The Hypocrites (Revealed at Madinah: 2 sections, 11 verses)


This chapter deals with the hypocrites and condemns hypocrisy. It speaks of their false promises and their desire to see Islam wiped out, and concludes with an exhortation to Muslims not to be led away by love of wealth and offspring. This chapter was revealed very probably in 3 A.H.

List of Sections (Rukus):

  1. The Hypocrites (Verses 63:1–63:8)
  2. An Exhortation (Verses 63:9–63:11)