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So Isaac stayed in Gerar. When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” for he was afraid to say “my wife,” thinking, “The men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful.” When some time had passed, Abimelech king of the Philistines, looking out of the window, saw Isaac fondling his wife Rebekah. Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, “So she is your wife! Why then did you say: ‘She is my sister?’” Isaac said to him, “Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her.Genesis 26:1-16

 

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 1]

Exodus 1:15-22

15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah,
16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.”
17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.
18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 3]

25 But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day. – Joshua 6:22-25

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 4]

18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.
19 Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria.
20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, “Lord, open the eyes of these men so they can see.” Then the Lord opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria. 2 Kings 6:18-20

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 5]

17 Sisera ran away to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because King Jabin of Hazor was at peace with Heber’s family.
18 Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, “Come in, sir; come into my tent. Don’t be afraid.” So he went in, and she hid him behind a curtain.
19 He said to her, “Please give me a drink of water; I’m thirsty.” She opened a leather bag of milk, gave him a drink, and hid him again.
20 Then he told her, “Stand at the door of the tent, and if anyone comes and asks you if anyone is here, say no.”
21 Sisera was so tired that he fell sound asleep. Then Jael took a hammer and a tent peg, quietly went up to him, and killed him by driving the peg right through the side of his head and into the ground. – Judges 4:17-21

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 6]

17 Abiathar’s son Jonathan and Zadok’s son Ahimaaz were waiting at the spring of Enrogel, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, because they did not dare be seen entering the city. A servant woman would regularly go and tell them what was happening, and then they would go and tell King David. 18 But one day a boy happened to see them, and he told Absalom; so they hurried off to hide in the house of a certain man in Bahurim. He had a well near his house, and they got down in it. 19 The man’s wife took a covering, spread it over the opening of the well and scattered grain over it, so that no one would notice anything. 20 Absalom’s officials came to the house and asked the woman, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?” “They crossed the river,” she answered. The men looked for them but could not find them, and so they returned to Jerusalem. 21 After they left, Ahimaaz and Jonathan came up out of the well and went and reported to King David. – 2 Samuel 17:17-20

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 7]

16:1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”
2 But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” The Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’
3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.” – 1 Samuel 16:1-3

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 8]

20 And the LORD said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’ “One suggested this, and another that. 21 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’22 ” ‘By what means?’ the LORD asked. “‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.” ‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’ Here we see that the man said that he would resort to lying in order to entice Ahab and God supported the idea and told him to go ahead and do it! – 1 Kings 22:20-22

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 9]

11 That same night Saul sent some men to watch David’s house and kill him the next morning. Michal, David’s wife, warned him, “If you don’t get away tonight, tomorrow you will be dead.” 12 She let him down from a window, and he ran away and escaped. 13 Then she took the household idol, laid it on the bed, put a pillow made of goats’ hair at its head, and put a cover over it. 14 When Saul’s men came to get David, Michal told them that he was sick. 15 But Saul sent them back to see David for themselves. He ordered them, “Carry him here in his bed, and I will kill him.” 16 They went inside and found the household idol in the bed and the goats’ hair pillow at its head. 17 Saul asked Michal, “Why have you tricked me like this and let my enemy escape?”
She answered, “He said he would kill me if I didn’t help him escape.” – 1 Samuel 19:11-17

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 10]

1 David went to Nob, to Ahimelek the priest. Ahimelek trembled when he met him, and asked, “Why are you alone? Why is no one with you?”
2 David answered Ahimelek the priest, “The king sent me on a mission and said to me, ‘No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.’ As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
3 Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you can find.” – 1 Samuel 21:1-3

The Bible And Taqiyya [Part 11]

When Achish asked, “Where did you go raiding today?” David would say, “Against the Negev of Judah” or “Against the Negev of Jerahmeel” or “Against the Negev of the Kenites.” – 1 Samuel 27:10

 

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  1. Waghlis says:

    Even from a judicial point, lie is not permissible when testifying in a court, and you will be punished if so except if you had a good reason like risking your life. Therefore, Islam includes a complete jurisprudence of cases.

    However concerning Abraham & Sarah, it is arguable, as there is a divergence in the biblical tradition, if she was his real half-sister or was that just an excuse (Still that Indeed she is his sister in religion and his cousin in a farther lineage, but it seems that this was not used as so. As the word sister was not to have a concret meaning nor to be used if we all are the sons of Adam).

    This is another point why Islam is great, the prophet made a condition to that, when it comes to witness a case : “”Your oath is as your companion understands it to be.” [ref]

    SubhanAllah, what a great religion and what a great man was the messenger of Allah.

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  2. james 2:25-In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?

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  3. […] Regarding the concept of abrogation, the author decides that he is the judge, jury, and executioner when he decides which verse is abrogated and which is not. He states: the Tafsir on all accounts unapologetically acknowledges Muhammad’s infamous law of abrogation which ultimately makes the Quranist’s beloved ‘verses of peace’ redundant. Anything from the Qur’an he does not like or anything that refutes his hate-filled lies, he terms it as abrogated. How does one deal with such a taqiyya master?[10] [*][*][*][*][*] […]

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  4. […] Regarding the concept of abrogation, the author decides that he is the judge, jury, and executioner when he decides which verse is abrogated and which is not. He states: the Tafsir on all accounts unapologetically acknowledges Muhammad’s infamous law of abrogation which ultimately makes the Quranist’s beloved ‘verses of peace’ redundant. Anything from the Qur’an he does not like or anything that refutes his hate-filled lies, he terms it as abrogated. How does one deal with such a taqiyya master?[10] [*][*][*][*][*] […]

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