Published Nov 17, 2004
deception; the islamic word for concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies.
It is impossible to understand Islam and Muslims by listening to their protestations against terror and their proclamations of patriotism for America. Usually, it is wise and fair to give people the benefit of the doubt but when it comes to national safety and the future of America, we had better look twice, even thrice at Muslim patriotism. Why? Because Islam permits lying! It is called “Al-taqiyya.” One Muslim said that Al-taqiyya means dissimulation then he expanded it to diplomacy but he should have gone further to deception. Now some Muslims who do not follow the Koran are as faithful Americans as any of us, but the problem is, we cannot know.
Muslims lie not because they are liars by nature but by choice. Systematic lying as a religious policy is deadly, and if our politicians do not understand this, thousands could die.
It seems our President and his advisors are clueless as to the desires, doctrines, and distinctives of Islam. While I feel a little audacious in giving advice to national leaders, it is necessary since no one else is doing it. Muslims lie not because they are liars by nature but by choice. Systematic lying as a religious policy is deadly, and if our politicians do not understand this, thousands could die.
Muslims lie when it is in their interest to do so and “Allah” will not hold them accountable for lying when it is beneficial to the cause of Islam. They can lie without any guilt or fear of accountability or retribution. A lie in the defense of Islam is approved even applauded in their “holy” books.
Muslims are permitted to lie: (1) to save their lives, (2) to reconcile a husband and wife, (3) to persuade a woman into a bedroom and (4) to facilitate one on his journey. Muslims are even permitted to disavow Islam and Mohammed if it is not a genuine heart-felt rejection. Muslims will tell you that concealment of a truth is not an abandonment of that truth if it benefits Islam.
Mohammed gave permission for a follower to lie in order to kill a Jewish poet who had offended Mohammed. I could provide many examples of permissible lying from the Koran and Hadith and will do so when my critics accuse me of hatred and bigotry because of this column. My motives are not important but the truth is. However, many unprincipled people do not consider truth important. It is political correctness that sits on the throne to be worshiped.
Muslims may appear very sincere; in fact, they are sincere, when they lie for their own protection or in the cause of Islam. They have permission to lie. Yes, Christians have also lied but never are they given permission to lie. However, a Muslim has no guilt since the Koran and Hadith permit his deception.
Muslims have no hope for eternal salvation without their good works, so they must keep working to advance Islam. If a few lies will accomplish that goal, then lying is not bad but good. If they can get good publicity for Islam by lying, then lying is acceptable, even desirable.
They will lie to make Islam more attractive to potential converts as they speak of “no compulsion in religion” while all of them know that verse was abrogated by later verses. They will quote verses that speak of tolerance and kindness knowing that those verses were written when Mohammed was desirous of “tolerance and kindness,” but when he climbed into the catbird seat, everything changed and he became a terrorist.
Muslims have no hope for eternal salvation without their good works, so they must keep working to advance Islam. If a few lies will accomplish that goal, then lying is not bad but good. If they can get good publicity for Islam by lying, then lying is acceptable, even desirable. The Muslim is earning his way to heaven by lying to a non-Muslim.
Unlike Christians who are saved once for all by the grace of God through faith in Christ’s propitiatory death, no Muslim knows for sure if his works are good enough for Heaven. The only Muslim who knows for sure that his eternal destiny is secure and he will drop into a delightful garden filled with 72 virgins on soft green cushions is the one who dies while “taking out” unbelievers in Islam.
Most Muslims will not have the “opportunity” to become a martyr in this war between Islam and the rest of the world and make no mistake every true Muslim must be involved in making America (or the nation where he lives) a Muslim nation. Since Muslims are limited in their ability to die for the cause, they can help the cause by supporting terrorists with money, succor, and cover. Sure, they are aiding terror against the U.S. but since they believe they are doing Allah’s will, then any deception is acceptable.
How should this affect America’s war on terror? Officials must look closely at every Muslim chaplain in the military and in our prisons; also look at those involved in the CIA, FBI, and other sensitive areas; look at all Arabic translators, military or civilian; look at all Muslim employees at the Pentagon, White House, atomic power plants, and in Congress; look at all civilian Muslim pilots; look at Muslim clerics in all U.S. mosques. In other words, get serious about this war before our cities are rubble.
Our President must stop playing the game of “Let’s Stop the Terrorists” and get serious by going to the heart of the matter. This war on terror is a religious matter and could become a Hundred Years’ War. To resurrect an old slogan: You can trust the Muslims to be Muslims. They are lying their way to world domination!
Watch al-Taqiyya in action as it pours from the lips of Altaf Ali, Executive Director of C.A.I.R. in Florida as he gives sidewalk interviews next to a demonstration against C.A.I.R. sponsored Islamic Propaganda on appearing in ads placed on county buses.
Another good example of al Taqiyya (al Taqiya)
A Muslim woman deceived a Christian school by not wearing a Burqa to the job interview, but showed up to work wearing one.
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I can speak in English as u can talk to your mother but u have to respect me first if u want to talk about islam, you have to speak the lang. of islam quran lang.
By the way i want you to find some one to tell you what that mean in your lang. i write in English. only to tell you if u want to talk about some one u must at first know his lang to be fair in your judgement.
Today, I read an article about the Islamic Center in East Lansing, MI sharing faith over the recent terror attack on our servicemen and woman on American soil. If this isn’t an example of Al-taqiyya, I don’t know what is.
You’re the one who is lying. Taking things out of context and promoting hate, just to further your agenda. It’s your faith that believes you can do whatever you want because “Christ died for your sins.” So you can do anything you want and be forgiven… that’s the biggest load of crap humanity has ever invented. You’ll be accountable for all your sins just like everyone else in front of Almighty GOD on the Day of Judgment.
Do you have sources for the information you have here? Specifally the 4 times Muslims are allowed to lie? Please forward me the sources you used to write this article.
The Qur’an in a variety of verses (2:225, 3:28, 3:54, 9:3, 16:106, 40:28, and 66:2) establishes the religious legitimacy of breaking oaths, lying, unilaterally violating treaties, and generally scheming against non-Muslims. Allah himself is described as “the best of schemers” (3:54, 8:30, 10:21), and Muhammad declared, as a justification for murdering unarmed prisoners after offering them safe passage, “war is deceit” (see the Hadith collection of Bukhari, vol. 4, book 52, numbers 268–271). So during the negotiations of Oslo I and II, Arafat’s willingness to acquiesce to Israeli demands was merely his acting as a good Muslim warrior, using taqiyya, deceit in warfare, to put his enemy at a disadvantage.
it is absolutely right what is written, please inform people before they convert, and then it will be to late for the American dream to come true. We are living in hell among them in the middle east .
Islam is a Satanic religion. I was set up by Lucifer to deceive any who would listen. All one has to do is read the Koran and one can understand the language used is hateful and domineering, the opposite of what one will find in the New Testament.
Please show one instance that Islam has portrayed good to this earth. They destroy their own kind and call it commendable. They promote violence and murder towards those who question or deviate from their beliefs. The beheadings, the stonings, the hangings and the down right disgusting show of inhumanity for such things as adultery and resistance. You’re all cowards.
Most religious people (not spiritual aware people) don’t read their own religious scriptures or if they do, they don’t challenge some of the meanings for better understanding.
In the Bible, Yahweh (God Almighty) states that he hates liars. In the bible Yeshua (Jesus) said he was Yahweh first begotten son. There is no higher position of heavenly authority. The Koran says Mohammed was higher in authority then Yeshua. The Koran says Yeshua was not killed on the torture stake (Cross), secular history records that he was.
God almighty gave his name as an action verb not a noun “I am who I am” which is translated closely to the name ancient name Yahweh.
Unless one questions one’s faith you have only have believed.
From a non Christian the above words where expressed.
It is not my intent to offend. I am searching for spiritual truth, not man made rites, rituals and dogma.
Truth does not lie.
KOKO~if you can only judge the quran when you understand the language, how can anyone who does not understand the quranic language be a muslim? There are hundreds of thousands if not millions of muslims who DO NOT SPEAK arabic and according to arabic speaking muslims who are at least somewhat honest, the quran is NOT to be completely understood.
Look in your bible for the first clue;
The First Commandment.
“Thou shalt have no other god before me”
Other god?? Well guess who??
AKA lucifer,the bright and shining angel,
prince of the earth, god of the moon.
The first lie, “you won’t really die if you eat of the forbidden fruit”.
One of the last lies, “This is not a Christian Nation”. (said by a Muslim)
I’m going to church this morning…I hope you will too.
Islam is a 6th century satanic cult, such that, any discussion of it’s merits is an exercise in stupidity. Those that defend this horror should have their sanity evaluated. The myriad of documented atrocities that now permeate public discourse makes the case that argument in defense of these barbarians is stupid.
Wake up people…wake up.
The Father of All Lies is the Fallen Angel - Lucifer, I know enough about the Quran to stump any Muslim, and I know that the God of Abraham is Not Allah, YHWH - God Almighty, and Abraham knew/knows HIM.
Till Jesus Comes……….
Friends, although Islam is not the truth and not messages from God, this does not mean we hate them and wage war. Don’t mistreat them. but never back down from offering the gift of Christianity to them. God loves the sinner and hates the sin. We should do the same. To all muslims reading this, I do tell you many people have started wars in the name of Christianity, but that doesn’t mean true Christians are responsible. no doctrine in the Bible endorses military crusades. Open your eyes and see the truth brothers and sisters.
Have a blessed day.
Islam is evil pure and simple and Mohammed is a false prophet who could not perform any miracle. All is his creation and he controls Allah to suit his carnal desires. Why should anyone follow a man who sanctions killings and rape and married a six year old girl. I beg to differ, thsi man is evil.
How can people think that God Almighty could not keep His written word from corruption, when He created the universe? The Bible is the infallible word of God, written some 600 years before Mohammed wrote the Quran.
How can people think that God Almighty could not keep His written word from corruption, when He created the universe? The Bible is the infallible word of God, written some 600 years before Mohammed wrote the Quran.
Interesting article…I have a question….If it’s okay for Muslims to lie would it be okay for them to eat non halal certified food and pork to gain the confidence of the ones they are trying to fool? Thanks for any feedback on my question..
I was born to a Muslim family and was raised in a muslim country. Learned to practice Islam at a very young age (6) but always had a question of where does the peace come from, how can I be close to Allah. As I got older my search took me to a church in England where I was studying and I found the truth in Jesus. There is no way one can compare Islam with the Bible. I did not say Muslim to Christian because we are all humans and we all fall short. But the truth can only be found in Jesus. I have lived the Islam and I know that it is not from the true one and only God. But the Muslims are not all bad people they are the victims of the Islamic teaching. As believers of Jesus we need to love and pray for them to find the truth.
The muslim religion is based on lies. It blows my mind to think that millions of children have been led astray by this false prophet. The one known as Muhammad. History speaks the truth of this evil man.
He was a nomad thief, a pedophile who forced intercourse on young children, and above all a bald faced liar. He used deception to gather power in numbers. Plagiarized passages from the bible and the torah and manipulated them into the “unholy” book known as the koran. Honestly, what fools blindly believe this nonsense? Muslims believe all nonmuslims will be judged and persecuted by God? Did God say this? No. The lying bastard Muhammad did! Believe what you will muslims. God does not condone the values islam teaches. It is you who will be condemned. Or you could trust in the true prophet and Son of God. Jesus. Only through him will you truly serve god!
You can say whatever you want my muslim friends, but the fact is that really is what your Koran says! Do you follow by those rules? so, this article tells the truth! Wake up!!
It is only permissible to lie in order to save one’s life or as a strategic move against an enemy in times of war— not to regard it as an actual TENET of the Islamic faith that is always permissible to resort to. This is this an awful article ! Not surprising !
You are rong, mohammed pboh splitted to moon thats his miracle, also the koran could never be changed even one letter of it ,thats a miracle, and saying you can”t compare bible to koran, then look again in the old testament.
I guess we all have to believe Aida and understand in today’s world ALL Muslims are lairs then, period. (using a catch phase from our beloved king, I mean president.)
They are at war with the United States and Israel whether we like it or not.
Thank God that for the most part we are fighting it on their turf. The old saying goes, you are what you eat and they have no problem dishing the hatred out every day over there.
When will they ever stop killing each other?
Taqiyya (“al Taqiyya”) is the Muslims’ license to lie to infidels in order to camouflage Islam’s holy war strategy (jihad) to conquer the world.
The strategy mentioned through orders and solicitations in the Quran 3:28 and other Islamic writings and reference applies to all Western countries and against all infidels people (non-muslims) who is not Islamic and therefore seen as a constant threat to Islam.
Quran 3:28 or Quran 3:28 are two different translations of the Quran verse and says exactly the same in summary:
“Let not the believers (muslims) take the unbelievers for friends, or their companions instead for the believers (muslims): if someone does, then you have no contact with Allah [They does not represent islam anymore and can be killed ]: unless muslims take precautions, and plays fake (Guard yourselves from them) [Which means that muslims say that they are unbelievers (non-muslim’s) best friends when in fact they hate them ].
One of the so-called largest Islamic commentators and historians of all “Ibn Kathir”commented the above sura (chapter) 3 and verse 28 of the Quran and said that “muslims are allowed to show friendship outwardly, but never inwardly).”
Another renowned scholar among muslims, “Al-Bukhari” commented by saying that “We[muslims] smile in the face of some people[non-muslims] although our hearts curse them”.
You can check it yourself in the tafsir explanation of the Quran among others at about line or paragraph number 8 here: http://abdurrahman.org/qurantafseer/ibnkathir/ibnkathir_web/3.8052.html
or here: http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=550&Itemid=888
I work for a muslim who lies constantly. He’ll do anything to make money. His wife allows him to lie to her about his girlfriend. He lies to his employees about anything. He falsifies documents and lies to customers while appearing to be the most honest person in the world. His wife lies all the time too.
Aida, it that is true can you explain to me why Muslims in prison continue to lie, steal from other inmates and have homosexual sex? We even had a Muslim I-mam caught trying to smuggle marijuana into prison for an inmate. HE was arrested and is awaiting trial. Was he an enemy of the correctional officers? Are the other Muslims enemies of the state of Florida because they continually lie. Lying to cover up a lie is also common practice. We also had another I-mam reject Islam and come to Christ strictly because he saw by our Christian love for him and the lying nature of the Muslims. That cause him to investigate and search for truth. He found truth in Jesus Christ.
Forget history, lets just examine modern Islam. Everywhere that Islam went, a war was sure to follow. War, violence, bombings, stonings, beatings, beheadings, rape, pedophililia, hate—all these things grow exponentially when Islam immigrate to a new country. While living standards drop, home prices fall, and no child is safe in their own neighborhoods.
I don’t hate muslims, but I do hate Islam. They worship a false god, I worship Jesus Christ, who is loving and caring and who saves. Where christians live, violence drops, work standards rise, living standards rise, neighborhoods are safe for children. Neighbors get along and help each other. The whole country prospers when it is a Christian country. Christians are honest people. Never did a lie come from Jesus lips. I don’t want these evil teachings of a lying, fat, hateful, murdering pedophile to come in my country. I don’t want the hate and the violence and sins that Islam offers in my neighborhood.
Every county they go to, the living conditions crash to the dirt. Let them stay in their desert home and grovel in the dirt. Tell them to leave our prosperous, green, peaceful homeland alone. 80% of all muslims in western countries are on welfare benefits. They don’t add a thing to a country, the culture, or to its prosperity, they just bleed it for all they can get. They will kill you or convert you. Don’t let them in our country.
Many many quotes by many scholars and imams incite hatred and violence. Across the globe Muslims are involved in conflict and unrest, Pakistan only came to existence in 1947 due to the inability of Islam to coexist with Hindus it became the very first state solely based on religion, to this day there is civil war caused by Islam trying to force further into India.
Islamic atrocities are taking place across more than half the world.
Churches being torched and burgled, Christian civilians being murdered in the street.
A ridiculous level of child sex grooming takes place in Islamic countries - even Sharia-ruled ones. Mohammad married Aisha when she was 6, so its ok (apparently)
Islam, contributing ABSOLUTELY nothing to the human race except DEATH!
You have three choices in Islam, convert, pay the jizya (tax) and live as a 2nd class citizen or DEATH!
Muslims do a double bluff when it comes to lies … they describe themselves and so find it easy to lie to others. At the end of the day Islam will always fight and kill anyone because its aim is to darken the light to gain negative domination … it’s like a total fear drowning peace. It’s a communal socio-economic brainwashing. Its sad, but never place your trust in a Muslim.
Thank you all for making it so abundantly obvious how divisive your religions are. Not to mention how you’re obviously unable to demonstrate any of them to be actually true - otherwise, there would be no discussion.
On the lying - looking at the translations, done by professional translators, it’s damn obvious that muslims are indeed allowed to deceive in defense of islam. So how can anyone trust you when you write that “it’s not really what that means, no muslim sees it that way” - you could be lying to pretend that you don’t believe that you’re allowed to lie, a pretty obvious defense mechanism!
Aida Rashid. Take-off the blinders and stifle the attitude and false pride. Maybe you can learn something here. Even if your claims are accurate, you do admit that lying is permitted. Surely you’ve noticed: WE ARE AT WAR!! With muslims? I have no religious beliefs. But, with what I see(news and other media#, and being an old soldier #viet nam era), I believe the probability is high.
I find it interesting that muslims say their religion, culture and holy book can not be addressed unless you know Arabic, while at the same time criticizing Christianity, America and The Bible with out knowing Greek, Hebrew or many times English.
I agree with all the comments that Muslims can lie without consequence.I have seen it with my own eyes here in Australia. We are giving in too easily to the demands of Muslims in this country. I believe there is only one way to heaven believe Jesus is the Son of God. There is no other way. Muslims are received by their religion. I Pray for them to seek the truth in Jesus and God will set them free. Muhammed indeed was a paedophile, and a liar. Wake up before it is too late! Christians please continue to pray for Muslims to convert to Christianity. It is their only hope.
While working in Abu Dhabi a few years back, there was an article in a local newspaper, ( British). About The Great Mohammed. In this article was comments about when The Great Mohammed looked upon favor to lie. It stated the three times were: 1- to his wife 2. To a friend to heal another friendship and 3.- To an enemy. I wish I had brought the article home with but I didn’t. There were no comments from the locals. This was about 20 years ago. I searched the Internet and this info showed up. Some serious thinking should be given to this idea of lieing being an honorable thing.
A reply to aida rashid:
Muslims resort to taqyia on a daily basis because they consider the non-muslims vile animals, criminals, i.e. enemies. They are at war with us, the kuffars, so their usage of taqyia is entirely appropriate in accordance with islam. And you, being muslim yourself, are well aware of that, so what you did there was resorting to taqyia. How very typical, how very muslim.
To all of America. Read this and store it away.
I’ll carry the torch and run alongside you for most of this, but in order to alert you to the absolute ordainment that is revealed in both the Koran and underlying rules of Sharia law and taught by Imam’s world wide regarding absolutism. Listen up, I’m all about freedom of religion and the choices inherent to it. Now, muffle your headphones, lean in and listen closer. All Muslims are taught that (now get this) lies, deception, falsification, fabrication AND anything the likes of complete dishonesty are not only allowed, but required by Muslims in order to insure the absolute and unimpeded global spread of Islam. Read it for yourselves and if this hasn’t kept you fixated on the issue, how about this. Including this time, I’ve used the word, “Absolutism” 3 times. I suggest you wiki it, because brother, if your demonstrated surface level of knowledge is any indication of how this country is thinking, we be screwed. Here we go. Absolutism means complete, singular, not multiple choice or up for debate. What our country, God forbid, is witnessing is Islam’s design of a methodically deceptive and pretentious endeavor to coexist for the purpose of pursuing nothing shy of, nothing shared, nothing over there for non Muslims and nothing other than their Gods only acceptable conclusion, ABSOLUTISM. People, I’m an O-So fan of the Graham’s, but if I were you, I’d (and I have) begin studying a topic that is not only absent you, but one that is hell bent on causing YOU (and all of us) the embarrassment of not having anticipating our own premeditated demise at the hands of those who are taught to have us believing exactly the way we always have. To think that other American’s may have seen your post and said to themselves, “He’s right, relax everybody, it’s all going to be okay”. God help us and help us now. You might want to put a big, Check-Hold on your accusation of, embarrassment. Oh, wait! You may want to also consider retracting your choice of the word, “ignorant”. Ignorance, from us, is what they are hoping for, and to insure that we remain ignorant, they will disguise all facets of who they are, how they operate and how they intend (harboring extremists, among other things) to arrive at their only acceptable conclusion. Signed, Commander, USMC. God, Apple Pie and Chevrolet. Oh, and the frequent visits to my fallen brothers graves and stop-ins to hug the little one’s who will never know them. Wake up! Anytime their mouths are running, especially when attempting to refute the Koran’s teachings of permissible deceit, they are relishing in the lies rolling freely from their tongues.
Qur’an, Allah, Deceit, lies - no difference - there are 3 in 1, and can be summarised in one word - Syaitan Allah
The Qur’an openly states many times that Allah is the “best deceiver”. All literal translations are referenced from islamicnature.com, a pro-Islamic Muslim website.
Arabic: ومكروا ومكر الله والله خير الماكرين
Transliteration: Wamakaroo wamakara Allahu waAllahu khayru almakireena
Literal: And they cheated/deceived and God cheated/deceived, and God (is) the best (of) the cheaters/deceivers.
Qur’an Text/Transliteration 3:54
Arabic: افامنوا مكر الله فلايامن مكر الله الا القوم الخاسرون
Transliteration: Afaaminoo makra Allahi fala ya/manu makra Allahi illa alqawmu alkhasiroona
Literal: Did they secure God’s scheme/deceit ? So no(one) trusts God’s scheme/deceit except the nation the losers.
Qur’an Text/Transliteration 7:99
Arabic: واذ يمكر بك الذين كفروا ليثبتوك او يقتلوك او يخرجوك ويمكرون ويمكر الله والله خير الماكرين
Transliteration: Wa-ith yamkuru bika allatheena kafaroo liyuthbitooka aw yaqtulooka aw yukhrijooka wayamkuroona wayamkuru Allahu waAllahu khayru almakireena
Literal: And when those who disbelieved deceive/scheme at you to affix/affirm you, or kill you, or bring you out, and they scheme/deceive , and God deceives/schemes and God (is) best (of) the deceivers/schemers.
Qur’an Text/Transliteration 8:30
Arabic: واذا اذقنا الناس رحمة من بعد ضراء مستهم اذا لهم مكر في اياتنا قل الله اسرع مكرا ان رسلنا يكتبون ماتمكرون
Transliteration: Wa-itha athaqna alnnasa rahmatan min baAAdi darraa massat-hum itha lahum makrun fee ayatina quli Allahu asraAAu makran inna rusulana yaktuboona ma tamkuroona
Literal: And if We made the people taste/experience mercy from after calamity/disastrous distress touched them, then for them (is) cheatery/deceit/schemes in Our verses/evidences . Say: “God (is) quicker/faster (in) cunning/scheming , that Our messengers write what you cheat/ deceive/scheme.”
Qur’an Text/Transliteration 10:21
Arabic: وقد مكر الذين من قبلهم فلله المكر جميعا يعلم ماتكسب كل نفس وسيعلم الكفار لمن عقبى الدار
Transliteration: Waqad makara allatheena min qablihim falillahi almakru jameeAAan yaAAlamu ma taksibu kullu nafsin wasayaAAlamu alkuffaru liman AAuqba alddari
Literal: And those from before them had cheated/deceived/schemed, so to God (is) all the cheatery/deceit/scheme. He knows what every self gains/acquires , and the disbelievers will know to whom (is) the house’s/home’s end/turn (result).
Qur’an Text/Transliteration 13:42
Created Christianity Through Deception
That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-
Remember in thy dream Allah showed them to thee as few: if He had shown them to thee as many, ye would surely have been discouraged, and ye would surely have disputed in (your) decision; but Allah saved (you): for He knoweth well the (secrets) of (all) hearts. And remember when ye met, He showed them to you as few in your eyes, and He made you appear as contemptible in their eyes: that Allah might accomplish a matter already enacted. For to Allah do all questions go back (for decision).
The Qur’an tells us that Allah will not call Muslims to account for what is “futile in their oaths”, and deliberately breaking oaths is not much of a problem because they will be forgiven if they fast for three days.
Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and He is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing.
Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth Allah make clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful.
Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths (in some cases): and Allah is your Protector, and He is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom.
The following Qur’anic verses form the basis of the mainly Shi’ite doctrine of taqiyya, although, as you will see in the section on Sunni scholars, it is not limited to the Shi’ite sect.
Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah.
Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith - but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.
Narrated Abdullah bin Umar: Two men came from the East and addressed the people who wondered at their eloquent speeches. On that Allah’s Apostle said ‘Some eloquent speech is as effective as magic.’
Sahih Bukhari 7:71:662
Narrated Sahl bin Sad As-Sa’idi: …Allah’s Apostle said, “A man may seem to the people as if he were practising the deeds of the people of Paradise while in fact he is from the people of the Hell) Fire, another may seem to the people as if he were practicing the deeds of the people of Hell (Fire), while in fact he is from the people of Paradise.”
Sahih Bukhari 4:52:147
Narrated Al-Bara: When the Prophet intended to perform the ‘Umra he sent a person to the people of Mecca asking their permission to enter Mecca. They stipulated that he would not stay for more than three days and would not enter it except with sheathed arms and would not preach (Islam) to any of them. So Ali bin Abi-Talib started writing the treaty between them. He wrote, “This is what Muhammad, Apostle of Allah has agreed to.” The (Meccans) said, “If we knew that you (Muhammad) are the Apostle of Allah, then we would not have prevented you and would have followed you. But write, ‘This is what Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah has agreed to..’ ” On that Allah’s Apostle said, “By Allah, I am Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah, and, by Allah, I am Apostle of ‘Allah.” Allah’s Apostle used not to write; so he asked ‘Ali to erase the expression of Apostle of Allah. On that ‘Ali said, “By Allah I will never erase it.” Allah’s Apostle said (to ‘Ali), “Let me see the paper.” When ‘Ali showed him the paper, the Prophet erased the expression with his own hand. When Allah’s Apostle had entered Mecca and three days had elapsed, the Meccans came to ‘Ali and said, “Let your friend (i.e. the Prophet) quit Mecca.” Ali informed Allah’s Apostle about it and Allah’s Apostle said, “Yes,” and then he departed. Sahih Bukhari 4:53:408
Narrated Um Kulthum bint Uqba: That she heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.”
Sahih Bukhari 3:49:857
In Sahih Bukhari we find narrations telling us Prophet Muhammad had said if he took an oath and later found something else better, he would do “what is better” and expiate his oath.
We were in the company of Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari and there were friendly relations between us and this tribe of Jarm. Abu Musa was presented with a dish containing chicken. Among the people there was sitting a red-faced man who did not come near the food. Abu Musa said (to him), “Come on (and eat), for I have seen Allah’s Apostle eating of it (i.e. chicken).” He said, “I have seen it eating something (dirty) and since then I have disliked it, and have taken an oath that I shall not eat it ’ Abu Musa said, “Come on, I will tell you (or narrate to you). Once I went to Allah s Apostle with a group of Al-Ash’ariyin, and met him while he was angry, distributing some camels of Rakat. We asked for mounts but he took an oath that he would not give us any mounts, and added, ‘I have nothing to mount you on’ In the meantime some camels of booty were brought to Allah’s Apostle and he asked twice, ‘Where are Al-Ash’ariyin?” So he gave us five white camels with big humps. We stayed for a short while (after we had covered a little distance), and then I said to my companions, “Allah’s Apostle has forgotten his oath. By Allah, if we do not remind Allah’s Apostle of his oath, we will never be successful.” So we returned to the Prophet and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We asked you for mounts, but you took an oath that you would not give us any mounts; we think that you have forgotten your oath.’ He said, ‘It is Allah Who has given you mounts. By Allah, and Allah willing, if I take an oath and later find something else better than that. then I do what is better and expiate my oath.’ ”
Sahih Bukhari 7:67:427
Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Samura:
The Prophet said, “O ‘Abdur-Rahman! Do not seek to be a ruler, for if you are given authority on your demand then you will be held responsible for it, but if you are given it without asking (for it), then you will be helped (by Allah) in it. If you ever take an oath to do something and later on you find that something else is better, then you should expiate your oath and do what is better.”
Sahih Bukhari 9:89:260
Since determining what is “better” is a very subjective evaluation, one can break any agreement with anyone at any time they choose to do so just based on one’s perception of what is “better”.
War is Deceit
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Khosrau will be ruined, and there will be no Khosrau after him, and Caesar will surely be ruined and there will be no Caesar after him, and you will spend their treasures in Allah’s Cause.” He called, “War is deceit’.
Sahih Bukhari 4:52:267
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle called,: “War is deceit”.
Sahih Bukhari 4:52:268
Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “War is deceit.”