The Hypocrites in the Koran from Theological and Sociological Perspectives

By Ibrahim Abu Bakar.

Published by The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

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The Koran is the holy and divine book for human beings who choose to become Muslims and believers of Islam. It contains spirituality, religion, worship, commands, prohibitions, promises, rewards, warnings and punishments. The Koran defines and describes hypocrisy and hypocrites as well as illustrates their characteristics and consequences because it intends to teach human beings not to become hypocrites. Based on some verses or texts of the Koran, this paper attempts to theologically and sociologically present the characteristics of hypocrites and their consequences or implications. This is a kind of theological and sociological studies based on the Koranic texts as its basic reference.

Keywords: Koran, Hypocrites, Theological and Sociological Perspectives

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.25-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 275.440KB).

Dr. Ibrahim Abu Bakar

Associate Professor/Department Head, Department of Theology and Philosophy, Faculty of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

I was born in November 1950 in Kelantan, Malaysia. I graduated with the Bachelor and Master of Islamic Studies from Faculty of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia in 1976 and 1980 respectively. I obtained my doctoral degree (PhD) from Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal in 1993. I have few articles published in Hamdard Islamicus in Pakistan and other journals in Malaysia and Indonesia. I have four books published in Malaysia, one is in English and the others are in the Malay language. The title of the book in English is Islamic Modernism in Malaya..., published by University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur in 1994.