A hypocrite. This is used in the Quran in reference to those who profess faith with their tongue, but lack it in their hearts and character. Nifaaq has several levels, ranging from those who knowingly profess faith for ulterior motives and may even actively work against Islam, to those who thought they were among the believers, but will show up on the Day of Judgement without any light. An act of hypocrisy is called nifaaq.

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