reply to post by FlyersFan
In conceptual essence, Kitman and Taqqiya are synonymously the same thing. Their main differences lie in their root-word etymologies.
These words mean to lie, conceal, hide, or deny their faith. Originally, Kitman and Taqqiya were only allowable during moments of extreme jeopardy. In
order to save one's own self or others from direct harm or persecution,... Islam allows its followers to lie at any cost. Even uttering disbelief and
blasphemy against Allah and Muhammad was allowable under direct threat.
However, in today's landscape,... many Muslims use the ruling of Taqqiya and Kitman to conceal their belief in or support of violence and extremism.
One does not have to be a terrorist in order to believe that violence is agreeable. For example, a Muslim may never intend to kill a single person,
however, they may secretly honor jihad and even people like bin Laden.
Extremists use the edict of sanctified lying in order to stay below the radar. Moderate Muslims use the edict of sanctified lying in order to
down-play or white-wash jihad, violence, intolerance, or religious superiority complexes.
To be honest, when a non-Muslim is speaking to a Muslim about controversial topics,... it may be impossible to know if the Muslim is sincerely telling
the truth, or sugar-coating their ill-will.
On another note,... as Islam propagates such a strong belief in the afterlife,... a strong impression of Heavenly Paradise,.... it would seem
hypocritical for Allah and Muhammad to sanctify the wickedness of untruth, in order to save a temporary human life,... when they believe they will
live forever in Paradise.
Other religions and other philosophies such as Jainism, Buddhism, and Christianity teach that it is better to die for the truth than live for a
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