Truth is that when the appearance conforms to the reality.
- Prof A.N. Whitehead (1861-1947)
The Quran laid down the principle centuries ago. This verse needs a little reflection:
63:1 When the hypocrites come to you (O Prophet), they say, “We bear witness that you are God’s Messenger.” And God knows that you are His Messenger, but God bears witness that the hypocrites are liars. [The hypocrites say what is not in their hearts]
The apparent assertion of the hypocrites does not conform to the reality in their hearts.