Is Falsehood And Deception Permitted In War?
We have dealt with this before in the following article, scroll down to read it. Here, Bashir Ahmad presents new perspective on this to get a better understanding on the Hadith, ‘War is deceit’. Bashir Ahmad M.A. In various narrations, it has been related that the Holy Prophet would say: Meaning, “War is but deception.”… Read More ›
Response To ‘Taqiyya’ Deception – Lying
Kaleef K. Karim Oft-repeated claims by critics spout that Islam allows lying in ‘all circumstances’. They further say that Islam allows their followers to lie to take advantage of non-believers and infiltrate high governmental positions. These claims are false. When I read these comments in some of the websites, I didn’t know whether to laugh… Read More ›
Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf’s Killing, Deception – Was The Prophet (p) Annoyed?
Kaleef K. Karim It is claimed by some that Ka’b Ibn al-Ashraf was killed as a result of him annoying the Prophet (p). This is simply not true. Ka’b was a tribal leader who gave assistance to the pagan Arabs i.e., the Quraysh. The Quraish were the enemy of the Muslim community. They persecuted the… Read More ›
Lying Not Allowed Except In Extreme Necessity?
Kaleef K. Karim Messenger of God said, ‘The person who (lies) in order to conciliate between people is not a liar, when he conveys good or says (something) good”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. The narration in Muslim added: She said, “I never heard him (she meant the Prophet (p)) giving permission of lying in anything except… Read More ›
Ali (ra) Tricking, Deceiving The Enemy (Khawarij)?
Chapter: Killing Al-Khawarij and Al-Mulhidun Narrated `Ali: Whenever I tell you a narration from Allah’s Messenger, by Allah, I would rather fall down from the sky than ascribe a false statement to him, but if I tell you something between me and you (not a Hadith) then it was indeed a trick . No doubt… Read More ›
Quran 3:28 Not To Take Non-Believers As Friends?
Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliya (supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by God in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And God warns you against Himself (His Punishment), and to God is the final return. Qur’an 3:28… Read More ›
Commentary On Quran 66:1-2
O Prophet, why do you prohibit [yourself from] what Allah has made lawful for you, seeking the approval of your wives? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. Allah has already ordained for you [Muslims] the dissolution of your oaths. And Allah is your protector, and He is the Knowing, the Wise. – Quran 66:1-2 The… Read More ›
Quran 2:225 ‘Unintentional Oaths’
Allah does not impose blame upon you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He imposes blame upon you for what your hearts have earned. And Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing. – Quran 2:225 Commentary Ma’arifulul-Qur’an – Maulana Muhammad Shaffi The above verse has been cited by critics that it allows husband and wife… Read More ›
Quran 40:28 A Believer Lying?
“And a believing man from the family of Pharaoh who concealed his faith said, “Do you kill a man [merely] because he says, ‘My Lord is Allah ‘ while he has brought you clear proofs from your Lord? And if he should be lying, then upon him is [the consequence of] his lie; but if… Read More ›
Quran 9:3 ‘Dissolution Of Oaths’
Qur’an 9:3 – “…Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters…” Critics claim for the above verse that the pagan idolaters did nothing wrong and somehow Muhammed deceived them by breaking the ‘dissolution’. However, such baseless claims hold no weight when we read the verses before and after. The verse in its… Read More ›