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They Ask You about Taqiyya

They Ask You about Taqiyya

Published in November 29, 2017

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy


1- The earthly, man-made religions are fashioned as per the whims of its authors, imams, fabricators, and inventors who own such religions based on Satanist, devilish revelations falsely ascribed to God, Muhammad, or attributed to the so-called infallible, sanctified, deified imams of the earthly religions. This is why these false religions contradict one another and their books are filled with contradictions. Yet, all these devilish religion are unified in the stance of animosity and enmity toward God, the Quran, and Muhammad. Another element shared by such earthly, man-made religions despite their differences is deifying mortals and items/things – in violation of the Quranic Truth of monotheism. Apart from this common element, there are differences and disputes among the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, the European Catholic Church, and Protestant churches, and the same goes for Shiite, Sufi, and Sunnite religions.  

2- Shiites consider their erroneous notion of Taqiyya as part and parcel of their religion; this Shiite notion is not found in the Sunnite religion, and it differs totally from the Quranic notion of Taqiyya.

3- The Sunnite religion has been established within the protection of authority, and it expresses and defends authority of caliphs and rulers. In contrast, the Shiite religion has been established within the resistance movements that oppose authority and conspire against it. this means that hypocritical Shiites had to flatter any Sunnite established authority hated by them in order to scheme its destruction. This flattery and hypocrisy evolved into a Shiite religious ritual called Taqiyya: to show in public the exact opposite of one's feelings, intentions, and religious beliefs.    

4- We briefly tackle this Shiite Taqiyya and show its contradiction with the real Quranic notion of Taqiyya. 


Firstly: a summary of the Shiite Taqiyya:

1- Shiites never pay heed to the real Quranic notion of Taqiyya; the Shiite Taqiyya sharia legislations fashioned by Shiite imams by inventing false hadiths and intentionally misinterpreting  Quranic verses – these are the bad habits of all imams and authors of the earthly religions of the Muhammadans. As far as we know, Shiite imams never tackled the Quranic verses related to the real Quranic notion of Taqiyya; rather, they misinterpreted verses related to the Quranic and Biblical stories of Abraham and Joseph, and their stories fabricated by Al-Bokhary; i.e., both the Old Testament and Al-Bokhary book accuse Abraham and Joseph of telling lies. These purported lies are seen by Shiites as Taqiyya; this has led them to twist and distort meanings of certain Quranic verses.    

2- The major element in fashioning the Shiite Taqiyya has been invention of hadiths ascribed falsely to Muhammad, to Ali (i.e., the supreme deity in the Shiite pantheon of gods), to a Shiite imam called Jaffer Al-Sadiq, and to Alawites deemed as members of the so-called "household of Muhammad"; i.e., those who claimed to be among the descendants of the two sons of Ali and Fatima.

3- We analyze briefly the main Shiite hadiths of Taqiyya in the points below.

3/1: Shiites make their notion of Taqiyya as the climax or highest point in piety and faith! This is asserted in these hadiths by series of narrators: (... Nine out of ten parts of religion is Taqiyya; no one is deemed religious unless he practices Taqiyya ...). (... Abou Jaffer said that Taqiyya is my religion and the religion of my forefathers; no on pertains to faith unless he practices Taqiyya ...). (... No one is deemed pious, righteous, or religious unless he practices Taqiyya ...). This means that Shiites considered those who never practice Taqiyya as 'infidels' who never follow their religion, or their camp/side, and are thus ipso facto siding with the other camp of non-Shiites (i.e., Sunnites).

3/2: Accordingly, Shiites make Taqiyya as a type of jihad to face spies and policemen of Sunnite authority, and this jihad is linked to faith in these hadiths: (... You must hide your faith by Taqiyya; faithless are those who never practice Taqiyya ...). (... Taqiyya is the protective shield of the faithful ...). (...Taqiyya is the paradise of the faithful on earth ...).

3/3: Some Shiite hadiths about Taqiyya show the deep-seated fear of Sunnite authority and its representatives: (... Taqiyya is your citadel that will make your enemy never able to reach and harm you ...). (... Taqiyya is the best good deed of real believers to protect themselves against the infidels ...). (... A man does not belong to us if he does not practice Taqiyya to protect us against the base people ...).

3/4: Shiites link their notion of Taqiyya to faith and jihad, thus making it a religious duty and ritual like prayers: (... Those who never practice Taqiyya are as sinful as those who do not perform prayers ...)

3/5: Shiites practice this religious ritual called Taqiyya whenever necessary, as per these Shiite hadiths: (...Taqiyya is to be practiced by real believers whenever one feels it is urgent to do it ...). (... Taqiyya is permissible by Allah in all cases whenever necessary ...).


Secondly: Quranic Taqiyya in Islam is for the protection of the weak ones:

1- We are to remember that the Meccan Qorayish polytheists who persecuted the early believers did not only drove them out of their homes and possessions in Mecca, but also attacked them in Yathreb so as to force them to recant Islam: "...And persecution is more serious than killing. They will not cease to fight you until they turn you back from your religion, if they can..." (2:217).

2- We are to remember that some weak believers remained behind in Mecca and did not join the others in Yathreb, as we infer from this verse: "And why would you not fight in the cause of God, and the helpless men, and women, and children, cry out, "Our Lord, deliver us from this town whose people are oppressive, and appoint for us from Your Presence a Protector, and appoint for us from Your Presence a Victor."" (4:75). The oppressive Meccans of Qorayish polytheists persecuted them severely, and this included preventing them from entering certain mosques in Mecca and the Sacred Kaaba Mosque. some of these mosques had mausoleums and idols of saints/gods, as we know from this verse: "Who is more unjust than him who forbids the remembrance of God's name in places of worship, and contributes to their ruin? These ought not to enter them except in fear. For them is disgrace in this world, and for them is a terrible torment in the Hereafter." (2:114).

3- Those weak ones among the early believers in Mecca who were  severely persecuted were allowed by God to utter words of disbelief and blasphemy to spare their lives and to avoid being tortured: "Whoever renounces faith in God after having believed-except for someone who is compelled, while his heart rests securely in faith-but whoever willingly opens up his heart to disbelief-upon them falls wrath from God, and for them is a tremendous torment." (16:106).

4- Some of them hid the fact that they were believers (men and women) so as not to be tortured and persecuted; their true faith is known only to God, and when Muhammad and his companions came from Yathreb to Mecca in peace with sacrificial animals to perform pilgrimage, a military confrontation was avoided so as to avoid bloodshed of those women and men who hid their faith, never known to Muhammad and his companions: "It is they who disbelieved, and barred you from the Sacred Mosque, and prevented the offering from reaching its destination. Were it not for faithful men and faithful women, whom you did not know, you were about to hurt them, and became guilty of an unintentional crime. Thus God admits into His mercy whomever He wills. Had they dispersed, We would have punished those who disbelieved among them with a painful torment." (48:25). 

5- Those believing weak ones practiced the Quranic notion of Taqiyya in Islam – a notion never allowed for believers who enjoy security elsewhere; God prohibits that believers would ally themselves to aggressive enemies who attack them: "As for those who have not fought against you for your religion, nor expelled you from your homes, God does not prohibit you from dealing with them kindly and equitably. God loves the equitable. But God prohibits you from allying those who fought against you over your religion, and expelled you from your homes, and aided in your expulsion. Whoever takes them for allies - these are the unjust ones." (60:8-9). The weak believers avoided persecution and torture by God's permission of their overtly and verbally showing their support to and alliance with polytheists but NOT with their hearts, known only to the Omniscient Lord God, as we read in these verses of warning: "Believers are not to take disbelievers for friends instead of believers. Whoever does that has nothing to do with God, unless it is to protect your own selves against them. God warns you to beware of Him. To God is the destiny. Say, "Whether you conceal what is in your hearts, or disclose it, God knows it." He knows everything in the heavens and the earth. God is Powerful over everything." (3:28-29). 


Thirdly: Taqiyya practiced by hypocrites:

 The hypocrites never apply the Quranic notion of Taqiyya; the reasons of this conclusion are explained in the points below.

1- There is no compulsion in religion in Islam. Religious and political persecution is prohibited in the Quran; hence, hypocrites in the Yathreb city-state enjoyed absolute religious freedom; even some of those who adhered to peaceful behavior in Yathreb but their faith was weak worshipped mausoleums and pagan idols as we infer from this verse that descended in Yathreb shortly after Muhammad went there: "...So stay away from the abomination of idols, and stay away from perjury." (22:30), and from these verses among the last ones descending in Yathreb shortly before Muhammad died: " O you who believe! Wine, gambling, idols, and mausoleums are abominations of Satan's doing. Avoid them, so that you may prosper. Satan wants to provoke strife and hatred among you through wine and gambling, and to prevent you from the remembrance of God, and from prayer. Will you not desist? Obey God and obey the messenger, and be cautious. If you turn away - know that the duty of Our messenger is clear communication." (5:90-92).    

2- Male and female hypocrites in Yathreb had absolute political freedom since they never raised arms or became violent at all; they spread vice and advised against goodness (see 9:67), verbally abused Muhammad (see 9:61), and established harmful mosques that were centers of scheming and conspiracies (see 9:107-101). Despite their freedom to utter words of blasphemy and disbelief, their opposition movements and conspiracies against the Yathreb city-state the ensured their rights failed (see 9:48 and 9:74); they ridiculed God, the Quran and Muhammad (see 9:65-66 and 63:8); they ridiculed the believers and demanded shares from the money of charity, and Muhammad asked God to pardon them (see 9:79-80); and they used their religious and political freedom to conspire and plot disobedience and evils to undermine Muhammad and Islam (see 58:8-10).  

3- Hypocrites were sinners and sinners who used to swear by God's name falsely (see 4:62, 9:42, 9:56, 9:74, 58:16, and 63:2) to preserve their stature and authority in Yathreb, because they were the affluent class who managed and controlled everything before Muhammad and the early believers settled there and the conditions and circumstances changed. These affluent hypocrites had to feign a conversion to the new religion to preserve their social and political status and they enjoyed absolute religious and political freedom since they were peaceful ones who never raised arms against anyone, but they used to swear by God's name falsely to hide their true feelings and to please disbelievers (see 9:62 and 9:95-96).  



1- The Taqiyya of hypocrites means secretly conspiring and scheming of evil despite enjoying absolute religious and political freedom of showing opposition peacefully. 

2- The Taqiyya of Shiites means secretly conspiring and scheming against the Sunnite tyrannical authority that practiced compulsion in religion.

3- The Quranic Taqiyya in Islam explained in 3:28-29, to protect oneself against oppressive tyrants, is part of the great Islamic sharia laws.    

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