SHAFAQNA – Ayah 142 of Surah Al-Nesa says: “Hypocrites try to outwit God but they are being outwitted themselves. Whenever they stand up to perform Salaat, they stand up lazily to be seen by other people and they seldom mention Allah (SWT).
There are three main points in the above holy verse.
1. The hypocrites are lazy at performing Salaat which shows they are evading remembrance of God; because when a person is eager to remember God, wants to pray and will be enthusiastic towards Salaat.
2. The hypocrites Perform Salaat to show themselves and not for the sake of God.
3. The connection between God and the hypocrites is negligible.
It is clear from the above points that as the remembrance of God increases, the degree of hypocrisy will decrease to the same measure.