Four Different Ways in Which Lying is Allowed in Islam

It makes my head spin.

Just how many different ways is a Moslem allowed to lie under Islamic Law—all of them condoned by the teachings and examples of The Prophet?

Let me count the ways. We’ll leave out all the permutations because then we’d be into the hundreds of ways. There is extensive religious commentary by Moslem clerics that deal with those permutations. I became weary just trying to read them for an hour. So, the four Islamic doctrines must suffice:


1. Taqiyya

This means that a Moslem is allowed to lie, and conceal his true thoughts, feelings, or character. It is based on the verse in the Quran which states:

“Let believers not make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful – he that does has nothing to hope for from Allah – except in self-defense.” (Surah 3:28)

Because Moslems believe that their actions against The West, either by violent means or stealth, are always in “self-defense.” That belief provides justification for lying. Osama Bin Laden claimed that the attacks on Sept 11 were justified because it was “self defense.” Islamic Sharia Law also validates lying for a higher aim:

“When it is possible to achieve an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible, and lying is obligatory if the goal is obligatory.” (Reliance of the Traveler, Para r8.2 )


2. Tawriya

This term means that it is acceptable to lie in virtually all circumstances. Tawriya is invoked when a Moslem believes there is a need to say one thing, but to secretly mean another—known in English as creative lying—or talking out of two sides of your mouth. As long as the statement could possibly support an alternate meaning, then it is fully acceptable to lie.

Example: If a person knows where John Doe is, and is being asked to reveal John’s location which this person does NOT wish to reveal—then the person could respond with the following answer, “No. I do not know where he is.” The lie in this case, is religiously-legal, with no dishonor associated with it, as long as that person has kept in mind a totally different John Doe whose location is, in fact, unknown. It’s a staggering combination of self-deception and deception of the other as well. There is no precedent for it in ANY other” religion”.


3. Kitman

This is the term which describes situations when a Moslem is allowed and encouraged to tell a “half truth”. Perhaps the biggest lie which Moslems wish to promote in The West is in relation to our understanding of the term “Jihad.”

Moslem and non-Moslem apologists alike, will endlessly claim that the term “Jihad” refers to an “internal” or “spiritual struggle” which has nothing to do with terrorism or the terrorists’ version of Islam. This outright lie is easily refuted by the Koran itself (abrogated), as well as by all of Islamic holy writ. In addition that particular lie is refuted by every Imam who is preaching now or has ever preached—because the call to the faithful for violent Jihad, and Stealth Jihad, are bedrock Islam. YouTube is filled with these “sermons” from all over the world.

Another common form of kitman is to quote only the few peaceful
passages from the Koran, knowing full well that that passage was later abrogated by a more militant, contradictory verse. Liberals love to use and quote the following in order to convince us of how enlightened Islam really is….

…Example of a verse in The Koran which is rendered null and void by the Doctrine of Abrogation:

“Anyone who kills a human being… it shall be as though he has killed all mankind. …If anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he has saved the lives of all mankind…“ (Koran 5:32)


4. Muruna

This term means that Moslems are allowed to use flexibility to blend in with their enemy and appear to have accepted a western way of life. As long as a Moslem can justify his behavior in his own mind as: “deceiving the infidel in order to promote or protect the Caliphate” (the worldwide domination of Islam) then lying is not only acceptable, it’s required.

Example of Muruna: Moslem men can shave their beards, wear western clothing, or drink alcohol in order to convince us that they are fully assimilated into our culture(s). If they can convince us that their motives for assimilating into our culture are honorable—when such motives very well might not be honorable in the least—then they are exonerated from any condemnation of their outward embrace of western culture—which the Koran would otherwise prohibit absolutely.

A common way of employing Muruna is for a Moslem to take a non-Moslem as a spouse and thereby obscure a possible agenda of Stealth Jihad, i.e. infiltration. One example of Muruna in practice: Hilary Clinton’s former aide Huma Abedin—marrying Jewish Congressman Anthony Weiner. This arrangement provided Huma unprecedented access to the White House and to the highest levels of very sensitive national security information. And throughout it all, her Hamas background, her intimate terrorist connections with The Moslem Brotherhood, and her possible true intentions, were never questioned—LEAST OF ALL by Hillary. It makes you wonder what’s up with that, doesn’t it?

Question One: So, when dealing with Islam and its practitioners, how do we know where the truth begins and the above Four Ways to Lie, ends?

Answer: One cannot know.

Does this pose a problem for personal relationships with Moslems, let alone international ones? For us, sadly, until the Question One can be answered with rock-solid proof and evidence, the answer must be, “Yes, the question, and our inability to answer it, does pose a problem”.

To sum it all up:

Taqiyya:  Saying something that isn’t true as it relates to the Muslim identity.

Kitman:  Lying by omission. An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills “it shall be as if he had killed all mankind”) while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of “corruption” and “mischief.”

Tawriya:  Intentionally creating a false impression.

Muruna:  Blending in” by seeming to set aside some practices of Islam or Sharia in order to advance The Caliphate (worldwide Islamic domination).


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