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Liars, taqiya and islam

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 30, 2008 at 06:33

Our dear Khawla wrote

>Taqiya is new to me, both as a meaning and reason for use, because we do not use it in the Muslim countries.

For a change, a Muslim is really doing her home work. In actual fact the only Muslims in the history of Islam that used such doctrine were the Shi`a and the various sects of shi`a Islam in-order to avoid persecution by Sunni Muslims.

>No shame in not knowing this.

This is true only if you do your home work before dishing out answers that do not make sense.

>What I know about taqwa and taqiya are that they are related in meaning: piety. tattaqi is their present tense verb which can mean "to fear, to avoid, or to protect".

Not really. The word piety means: taqwa (also tadayuun) that is it and for this see Wortabet page: 284B

>I searched for taqiya and found that it means: "to save life, honour. or property (either one's own or of other beĀ­lievers) by hiding one's belief or religion".

Right. This is what taqiya means and no it has nothing to do with the word taqwa

>Therefore, it is not bad.

That is not the issue here as we were talking about lying and Islam and you told us that lying is forbidden in islam? Remember our dear Khawla?.

>If I moved to a non-Muslim country and I wanted to lie about my belief to protect myself and knew that lying is forbidden except in the 3 cases,

So now you changed your mind. Remember that you told us that there is no lying in islam?

> I would ask an Islamic scholar for what to do. S/he would tell me about taqiya for sure.

But this would be lying our dear Khawla! What do you think?

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