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The criterion of hypocrites is disliking Imam Ali (AS) as the Prophetic Hadeeth states: No one likes Ali but a believer, and no one  dislike him but a hypocrite. ( Saheeh Muslim 113) and Tirmithi 3651 and Al-Sunan Al-Suggra by al-Nasaa'ee 4978 and Sunan Ibn Maajah 111.

Soyooti narrated in his book al-Durr Al-Manthour, V.6, P.66 from Abdullah Ibn Mas'ood saying: During the time of the Messenger of Allah, we did not recognize the Munafiqs (Hypocrites) but only by their disliking Ali ibn Abi Talib. 

Cursing the wrong doers has come in Quran in 39 verse. Muslim must disassociate from hypocrites and wrongdoers whom Allah (SWT) has cursed in Quran. You can read these Quranic verses to see the great importance of cursing the wrong doers:

Sura al-Baqara, verse 88 and 159.

Sura Annisaa, verse 47 and 52.

Sura Tawba, verse 68.

Sura al-Ahzab, verse 57 and 68.

'Sura Muhammad, verse 23.

Sura al-Fat-h , verse 6.

Sura al-Ankabout , verse 25.

Obviously, we should avoid cursing the religious figures of other communities in front of their followers as Allah (SWT) says in Quran : Do not verbally attack what is been worshipped by the disbelievers, so that they shouldn't attack Allah with out knowledge. Sura 6, verse 108.


Additionally, Qur'an 47:30 says that the hypocrites could be recognized by their tone of speech (either their tone of voice, or the tone of their choice of words).

It is related on the exegesis of this verse that the Companions Abu Sa'id al-Khudri and Jabir ibn 'Abdallah al-Ansari said: 'Their tone of speech meant that they hated 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, and thereby we knew who the hypocrites were in the time of Allah's Messenger.'

Of course, the verse does not specify dislike of Imam 'Ali, but Imam 'Ali was known to be the sort of person that only a hypocrite or nefarious person would dislike.

In any case, 'tone of speech' can also be take in general to refer to other signs of hypocrisy in what they said. 

The criterion for recognising the hypocrites is their negative attitude towards Ameerul Mo'mineen Ali (AS). Virtuous companions have heard from the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) that no one likes Ali but a believer, and no one dislikes Ali but a Munafiq (hypocrite). This authentic Hadeeth is narrated in Saheeh Muslim (number 113) and Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Tirmithi and Ibn Maajah and many books of Hadeeth.