We have to be very careful with the positions we take in our lives, with respect to The Quran,its injunctions, and Allah and His messenger.
We do not want to slip into the position of being THe Hypocrites, knowingly or worse still unknowingly, because Allah has reserved a special place for this group of people : The lowest of the low.
Life can be a painful and eternally recurring tragedy for us if we do not learn lessons from luminaries of Mekkah and Medinah some 1450 years ago.
Abu Lahab, Abu Suffian, Hindun, Abdullah bin Ubay and company are very much alive today as they were in Prophet's time. Their names may just be different : Ahmad, Hj Ali or Dato' Reeza.
From Allah's perpective, even John, Alan or De Bosco fare much better.
Ask forgiveness for them (O Muhammad), or ask not forgiveness for them; though thou ask forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will not forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger, and Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.
Al Taubah , 9 : 80