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Taquiya and Oaths

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Submitted by stranchan (Pakistan), Jun 12, 2012 at 02:38

I read with interest your post about Taqiya and Kitman. You are right, they originated in order to allow Shiites to protect themselves from Sunni murderers. It was introduced in such a way that it meant you could lie if it were in defense of a life (interesting that there is no similar edict in other religions). Then it expanded to include lying in defense of another Muslim, or in defense of Islam. Apparently much is justified in the name of Islam. Also, I read that if a Muslim swears an oath, the penalty for breaking it is pittance, some sort of fasting for a few days. So that does not bode well for any testimonies in court either.

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