The “Taqiyya” Meme: No Support For Taqiyya In The Qur’an

Some strains of Christianity and the so-called Far Right bandy about the accusation of “taqiyya” against anyone referencing Islam. In this talk I point out that there is no support for the concept of taqiyya in the Qur’an, no matter what adherents of “Islam” claim or do.


Let not the believers take as allies those who spurn guidance while claiming virtue rather than believers
(And whoso does that is not of God in anything)
Save that you be in prudent fear among them of a threat.
And God warns you of himself.
And to God is the journey’s end. (3:28)

Whoso denies God after his faith
Save he who is compelled thereto but whose heart finds rest in faith.
But whoso expands his breast to denial:
Upon them is wrath from God
And they have a tremendous punishment (16:106)

Cf. Kol NidreAll vows, and prohibitions, and oaths, and consecrations, and konams and konasi and any synonymous terms, that we may vow, or swear, or consecrate, or prohibit upon ourselves, •from the previous Day of Atonement until this Day of Atonement and …• ♦from this Day of Atonement until the [next] Day of Atonement that will come for our benefit.♦ Regarding all of them, we repudiate them. All of them are undone, abandoned, cancelled, null and void, not in force, and not in effect. Our vows are no longer vows, and our prohibitions are no longer prohibitions, and our oaths are no longer oaths.

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Ist Corinthians 9:22


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