Power Increases Hypocrisy

Topics: Hypocrisy, Brain, Qur'an Pages: 18 (6839 words) Published: June 18, 2013
Report on Hypocrisy

By
Dr Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman

Table of Contents

1Origin of word Hypocrisy and Hypocrite1
1.1Historical Perspective1
2Use of Word Hypocrisy in Religion2
3Hypocrisy: Characteristic of only Human Being3
3.1 Reasons of Human Being Hypocrisy3
3.1.1Social Progress and Hypocrisy4
3.1.2Hypocrisy and Modularity of Human Brain5
3.2 Hypocrisy As Viewed by the Qur'an and Sunnah7
3.2.1Chief of the Hypocrites in Islamic History9
3.2.2Evil Intensions of Abdullah Bin Ubai11
3.2.3Accusing the Wife of the Prophet (MBUH) by hypocrites:13 4Hypocrisy as a Force in Human History15
4.1Human Brain and Hypocrisy16
4.2Power Increases Hypocrisy20
5Hypocrisy in Literature and Poetry21
5.1Shakespeare23
5.2Moliere's Tartuffe and the Religious Hypocrisy25
5.3 Alama Iqbal few verses about hypocrisy26
6Cure of Hypocrisy27

1Origin of word Hypocrisy and Hypocrite

The word hypocrisy comes from the Greek (hypokrisis), which means jealousy, play-acting and performance. The word hypocrite is from the Greek word hypokritēs, the agentive noun associated with judgment critics apparently because the performance of a dramatic text by an actor was to involve a degree of interpretation, or assessment. Alternatively, the word hypocrisy is a combination of the Greek prefix hypo-, meaning under, and the verb krinein, meaning "to separate or decide". Thus the original meaning implied a deficiency in the ability to separate or decide. This deficiency, as it pertains to one's own beliefs and feelings, informs the word's modern meaning. 1.1Historical Perspective

Originally word Hypokrisis was applied to any sort of public performance (including the art of speech-making), whereas word hypokrites was a technical term for a stage actor and was not considered an appropriate role for a public figure. In Athens in the 4th century BC, for example, the great speaker Demosthenes ridiculed his rival Aeschines, who had been a successful actor before taking up politics. His skill at mimicking characters on stage made him an unreliable politician. This negative view of the word hypokrites, perhaps combined with the Roman disdain for actors, later shaded into the originally neutral hypokrisis. It is this later sense of hypokrisis as "play-acting that gives the modern word hypocrisy its negative connotation. The word hypocrisy was introduced into English from medieval French in the years after the Norman invasion. The first recorded usage in the Oxford English Dictionary is in the year 1225, and major authors of Middle English including Chaucer and Wyclif used the word frequently. 2Use of Word Hypocrisy in Religion

Religious hypocrites are those who practice their faith not to glorify God but simply want appreciation and admiration from other people. They often pretend to be righteous in order to conceal or to justify their own unrighteous deeds. Sometimes their unrighteous deeds are done out of pride or the desire for power over others. Sometimes they are done simply for personal material gain. Religious hypocrites are those who hear the word of God but who do not act accordingly. They may even preach the word of God, but they do not practice it. In Jesus' opinion, hypocrites are going to hell (Matthew). Jesus Christ was the first person who used this word in a negative, metaphorical sense. He called various religious leaders of his time, mostly scribes and Pharisees, as hypocrites. There are five possibilities of religious hypocrite.

1.A self-deceived person—A person incapable of perceiving the enormous gap between the teachings of holy scripture and his own behavior; 2.A dishonest person—one who pretends to be sincere and straightforward, yet who is in reality cunning, deceitful, and ultimately insincere. 3.A show-off person —one who pretends to be more important than he really is, someone who loves the limelight and feeling of importance; 4.An pretender or...
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