Sura 3:28 (From the Quran)
Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware (only) of Himself. Unto Allah is the journeying.
I am to understand that this passage is the basis for all commentaries that define Taqiya.
Taqiya is considered the highest form of Jihad and is essentially the right to deceive the non-believer. Allow me to enlighten you, all who do not worship and serve Allah, are considered non-believers.
I showed up at “bible study” and the two men that were there were making the usual small talk. A fourth showed up within a few minutes and began to ask what the topic of discussion was. As no one offered anything I talked about what I am becoming most familiar with, end times. Currently I am entrenched in one of two things, the book of Daniel or a recent book I acquired called, “The Mideast Beast”, a scriptural look into the biblical evidence as to why we should be paying closer attention to Islam and why the Beast of scripture will come from the middle east.
Let’s analyze the passage above.
“Let not the believers...”
Christians might look at this and foolishly think it is talking about them. In order to give this perspective you need think in terms of Satan’s deception in leading people away from the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ.
“take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers...”
In every cult seclusion is a primary tool. If I can keep you away from the truth, then the only truth you will know will be what I tell you. The disbeliever is anyone outside of Islam. Perhaps a more precise explanation might be, those who are not followers of Allah. Apparently they can have friends to some degree that are outside the religion. Hillary Clinton has an aide with known Islamic terrorist associations, but then I suppose the real question is, how does one define friend?
From the website, The True origins of Allah
The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks
The word "Allah" comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah. Al is the definite article "the" and ilah is an Arabic word for "god", i.e. the god. We see immediately that (a) this is not a proper name but a generic name rather like the Hebrew El (which as we have seen was used of any deity; and (b) that Allah is not a foreign word (as it would have been if it had been borrowed from the Hebrew Bible) but a purely Arabic one. It would also be wrong to compare "Allah" with the Hebrew or Greek for God (El and Theos, respectively), because "Allah" is purely an Arabic term used exclusively in reference to an Arabic deity.
The Encyclopedia of Religion says: "'Allah' is a pre-Islamic name ... corresponding to the Baylonian Bel" (ed. James Hastings, Edinburgh, T. & T. Clark, 1908, I:326).
This website has many links to established, historical information which defines the nature and character of Allah. I suggest you peruse them for yourself.
Another source that conveys a similar message is, http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/moongod.htm
They title their page Allah – the Moon God
“Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless ...”
So merely to make friends with one of us non-believer endangers them to something other than a hope of an after life. By adding the wording “unless” tends to make it open ended. We will pursue that in just a moment.
If you were comparing religions you would find that Islam is dramatically different in this regard; we have a hope. This hope is integrally wrapped up in Jesus death and life on the cross, but Islam does not buy into that truth. According to them Jesus was rescued off the cross and never saw death for Allah took him. That of course negates any hope of salvation. Keep in mind the deception of Satan as he tries to lead as many away from God as possible.
A Muslims only hope comes when they spill their first drop of blood in an act Jihad. When you understand that aspect then you can understand why suicide bombings are a way of life for many of these people. This makes me think of a novel that I read. In it a Mullah, in the early days of the war between Iran and Iraq, made his own children, as so many others did, go off to war to be human bomb detectors. When his wife spoke out against his decision, the respected Mullah quietly pulled out a silver plated revolver and shot her point blank dead.
“ (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, ...”
They, the Muslims, cannot make friends with us unless – they guard themselves against them. Let’s ponder this for a moment. While there are truly some people who like to bear the name Christian that I would not want to be around.
If I guarded myself against these cracked pots (That is really a good analogy if you think about it.) what would I be doing? Keeping whatever twisted theology and weird derisive mannerism from influencing me to the point where they can change my behavior and belief.
So Islam feels the same way about us. They do not want you influencing and changing their people to believe something that might influence , hence change their beliefs and behavior.
Again, the least violent thing that happens to them, according to the Quran (Sura 3:28) is that they have no connection with Allah. I suppose that would be important if you had a hope. They try to live a fairly strict life according to Sharia laws, a set of guidelines that is wholly lopsided toward the man’s world. A loss of connection to the one that gave you a solid hope would earth shattering if I believed that.
In trying to talk to the three others at bible study this morning, one of them tried to lay the unlearned categorization of moderate Muslim on me. To use that term tells me that you are blind sided by their lies, or you are just too non-caring to find out what the truth is. To be a moderate Muslim is to be one that is not carrying out the demands that the Quran lays out, and is taught by the Mullah’s in their mosques. What I see happening is that those who, in opposition to the Quran, defying it’s commands, will be brought under the same threats of death that the non-believer eventually will.
You who do not believe this should try taking your religion of opposition to an Islamic controlled nation and try espousing what you believe. You will find yourself dead in a short period of time. Do not think that your religion of humanism will exclude you, for humanism says, “do what you want, with whomever.” Problem there is that Sharia law demands that homosexual be killed, and quickly. Under Sharia there is no freedom to do what you wish, unless of course your a man, and claim that the rape you committed was an act of Jihad and for Allah.
“taking (as it were) security. ...”
To an outsider this could be a most difficult portion to define. For a bank to take security is to accept something as a guarantee of payment, but that is not the case here. No one is taking payment, they are trying to protect themselves as they do something contrary to what their religion teaches, sort of.
The website: http://www.islamreview.com/articles/lying.shtml has wealth of information and examples.
“Most Muslims are familiar with the principles of Islam that will justify lying in situations where they sense the need to do so. Among these are:
- War is deception.
- The necessities justify the forbidden.
- If faced by two evils, choose the lesser of the two.
These principles are derived from passages found in the Quran and the Hadith.”
Back momentarily to the bible study group this morning. How long have we been hearing about the increasing impact of Islam on the “Christian” world? Quite awhile. For those paying attention it (the Islamic caliphate) was re-birthed around the mid 1970’s with the taking of the US Embassy in Tehran. Prior to that Persia/Iran was an interesting cultural experience. After this it began to become an ideology of hatred, bloodshed, and fear. And for what? Not to regain some lost ground in a war, but merely to express their hatred of any one that is Jewish or “people of the book”, in other words, the non-believer.
Let’s see if the Sura itself can define the answer.
“Allah biddeth you beware (only) of Himself....”
How would taking security of an outsider cause you to be afraid? It would not, so there is something else here. These people are lead to believe that non-believers are some kind of threat that they need to fear, and Allah has told them, through the Quran, that they are only to fear Allah. Therefore the security aspect has nothing to do with money but some method keeping themselves secure in Allah.
Now, play with that in your head. A method of keeping themselves secure in Allah. Seeing as what I read to the guys this morning indicated that Islamic scholars concur that this Sura 3:28 is essential in giving Muslims the right to self protection through deception.
I guess that begs the question – To what extreme do the Muslims carry out this self protection?
I shared this information with my girlfriend and she responds to me with questions like, “how does that make you feel?” She is talking about my comments concerning those we share the gospel of the risen Jesus with. If she felt that I did not give her a straight answer then she will still feel that way, for I do not know. I know that it sickens me, for my life is based upon honesty and honest responses. Once again I said, "you just have to leave it to God to sort it out, not me.
I sat in the break room at work reading a book called, “The Islamic Antichrist” by Joel Richardson. A lady that works there sat next to me and ask me what I was reading. She is a Muslim and by the definition of foolish Christians, a moderate. I was not so kind in my response, and to be honest, I am imploring you to be civil in your dealings with those outside the Christian faith. She responded to what I said with, “we believe in Jesus.” If you do not understand what Islam teaches you could be duped into believing in Allah over the living God because of a statement like that. Jesus warned us of this when he said, Matthew 24:24 ESV “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”
Do not be foolish enough to think that you are invincible. Until that day, as stated in Isaiah 13:16 ESV, “Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished.” you do not know what you will do.
Again I quote from the website:
“In the Quran, Allah, allegedly, says:
" Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth Allah make clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful." Surah 5:89
"Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness (vain) in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and He is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing." Surah 2:225
"Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief, except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith - but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty." Surah 16: 106
The noted Islamic commentator, Al-Tabary explained Surah 16:106 as a verse that had been revealed to Mohammed after he learned that Ammar Ibn Yasser was forced to deny his faith in Mohammed when kidnapped by the Banu Moghera tribe. Mohammed consoled Ammar by telling him, "If they turned, you turn." (Meaning: if they again capture you, you are allowed to deny me again.)
These and similar passages from the Quran clearly reveal that Muslims' unintentional lies are forgivable and that even their intentional lies can be absolved by performing extra duties. It is also clear that if forced to do so, Muslims can lie while under oath and can even falsely deny faith in Allah, as long as they maintain the profession of faith in their hearts.
In the Hadith, Mohammed, emphasizes the same concept.
From "Ehiaa Oloum al-Din," by the famous Islamic scholar al-Ghazali, Vol. 3: PP.284-287:
One of Mohammed's daughters, Umm Kalthoum, testified that she had never heard the Apostle of Allah condone lying, except in these three situations:
- For reconciliation among people.
- In war.
- Amongst spouses, to keep peace in the family.
One passage from the Hadith quotes Mohammed as saying: "The sons of Adam are accountable for all lies except those uttered to help bring reconciliation between Muslims."
Another says, "Aba Kahl, reconcile among people."(Meaning: even through lying.)
The following quote demonstrates the broadness of situations in which the prophet permitted lying. "The sons of Adam are accountable for all lies with these exceptions: During war because war is deception, to reconcile among two quarreling men, and for a man to appease his wife."
The principle of Al-Takeyya
The Arabic word, "Takeyya", means "to prevent," or guard against. The principle of Al Takeyya conveys the understanding that Muslims are permitted to lie as a preventive measure against anticipated harm to one's self or fellow Muslims. This principle gives Muslims the liberty to lie under circumstances that they perceive as life threatening. They can even deny the faith, if they do not mean it in their hearts. Al-Takeyya is based on the following Quranic verse:
"Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution (prevention), that ye may Guard yourselves from them (prevent them from harming you.) But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah." Surah 3: 28
According to this verse a Muslim can pretend to befriend infidels (in violation of the teachings of Islam) and display adherence with their unbelief to prevent them from harming him.
Under the concept of Takeyya and short of killing another human being, if under the threat of force, it is legitimate for Muslims to act contrary to their faith. The following actions are acceptable:
- Drink wine, abandon prayers, and skip fasting during Ramadan.
- Renounce belief in Allah.
- Kneel in homage to a deity other than Allah.
- Utter insincere oaths.
The implications of the principle of Al-Takeyya
Unfortunately, when dealing with Muslims, one must keep in mind that Muslims can communicate something with apparent sincerity, when in reality they may have just the opposite agenda in their hearts. Bluntly stated, Islam permits Muslims to lie anytime that they perceive that their own well-being, or that of Islam, is threatened.”
As I always try to do -
I implore you to pray at all times.
Pray for their salvation;
Pray for those being persecuted in Muslim nations;
Pray that God withstands the attempts of Muslims to permeate our government as take attempt to take our freedoms.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-6 ESV (3) Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, (4) who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. (5) Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? (6) And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time.
Do not respond in hatred toward the Muslims, but respond in love. Stand fast in the conviction that God is in control, no matter what comes. And above all pray. Pray that God invades their dreams with visions and images of Jesus Christ the risen one, and that they come to a knowledge of him.
You need to understand that time is short, much shorter than you think. Iran believes this so wholeheartedly that they are willing to make the end come about through a massive display of violence. Pay attention to what is going on around you in the world. Most of what you hear is not conspiracy but reality, and as I said, part of God’s plan. This is precisely what the prophecies about the end times have been telling you, had you been paying attention.