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'''Taqiyya''' (al-Taqiyya, also spelled Al-Takeyya) is a concept in [[Shia]] [[Islam]].<ref>"Taqiyah" Oxford Dictionary of Islam. John L. Esposito, Ed. Oxford University Press. 2003. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed 9 June 2006.</ref> It encourages [[lie|lying]] and [[deceit]] by "disguising one's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies,"<ref name="Islam watch">http://www.islam-watch.org/Warner/Taqiyya-Islamic-Principle-Lying-for-Allah.htm</ref> especially when failing to do so may put the believer at risk.<ref name="islamtoday.com">IslamToday.com, ''Rulings Regarding the Concealment of Faith'', retrieved 10/16/08 [http://www.islamtoday.com/showme_beta.cfm?cat_id=2&sub_cat_id=653]</ref> It is authorized under the Qur'an and Sunna.{{merge|Takeyyafact}}
'''Taqiyya''' (al-Taqiyya) is allows a concept in [[Shia]] [[Islam]]<ref>TaqiyahMuslim even " Oxford Dictionary to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam. John L. Esposito, Ed. Oxford University Press. 2003. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed 9 June, 2006so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart."<ref name="Islam watch"/ref> which encourages Taqiyya further permits "disguising onelying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a 's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategiesreligion of peace.'"<ref name="Islam watch">http://www> Most Muslim scholars teach that this should only be done when necessary.islam-watch<ref name="islamtoday.orgcom"/Warner/Taqiyya-Islamic-Principle-Lying-for-Allah.htm</ref> It is authorized under the Qur'an and Sunna.{{fact}}
Taqiyya allows a Sunni [[ShiaMuslim]] Muslim even "to deny or s typically denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long Taqqiya as he remains faithful to Islam in his hearthypocrisy."<ref name="Islam watch"/>{{fact}}
Taqiyya further permits Islamic Review states, "lying under oath in testimony before a courtThe Arabic word, deceiving by making distorted statements "Takeyya", means "to prevent," or guard against. The principle of Al Takeyya conveys the media such 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 claim that Islam liberty to lie under certain circumstances. They can even deny the faith, if they do not mean it in their hearts. Al-Takeyya is a based on the following Quranic verse: 'religion '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 peaceprecaution (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"<ref name=>Islamic Review, Lying in Islam, by Abdullah Al Araby [http://www.islamreview.com/articles/lying.shtml] The mission statement for Islamic Review, a Christian organization, states, "Muslim activists, in their attempt to spread their religion in the West, have been deliberately hiding a certain side of their religion. They carefully avoid, obscure and omit any negative teachings of Islam watchin order to lure converts. Our mission is to expose these teachings that are withheld from seekers in order to help people gain a more realistic insight of what it is like to live under Islam."</ref>
Sunni A [[MuslimChristianity|Christian]]s typically denounce Taqqiya as hypocrisy, in contrast, never hides who he is, nor denies his identity. If the world chooses to punish such a person by death or by other means, a Christian knows that [[Jesus Christ]] warned him this would happen. He also said one coming under such attack or punishment would receive the greater reward in [[heaven]] on that very account.{{fact}}
Many people believe But Islam generally teaches that [[Barack Hussein Obama]] it is a Muslim using Taqiyya acceptable to lie, so long as a means to justify his public denials of his Muslim faith. A survey in March 2008 by he knows the Pew Research Center for truth and the People & lie will benefit the Press found that ten percent of American voters believe Sen. Barack Obama is Muslim. 16% of conservative Republicansideology, 16% of white evangelical Protestants and 19% of rural Americans believe the former Illinois senator and President is Muslim. <ref>USA Today, ''Poll: 1 or keep him in 10 think Obama is Muslim'', Posted 4/1/2008or get him into, by Daniel Burke, Religion News Service, retrieved 10/16/2008.[http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-04-01-obama-muslim_N.htm]</ref> In a later survey, in July 2008, position to advance the number had risen to 12% of American voters who think Obama is a Muslim. Interestinglyideology, 37% of those who think he's Muslim intended to vote for him. <ref>Pew Research Center, ''12% - Still Think Obama is Muslim'', retrieved 10/16/08[http://pewresearchif only by stealth.org/databank/dailynumber/?NumberID=509]</ref>
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