DECEIT AND LIES: A FOUNDATION OF THE SHIA RELIGION

In all religions, ways and character philosophies of the world, lying, deceit, plotting, hiding the truth and deception are all counted as lowly character traits – without any difference of opinion. These things are counted as worthy of rebuke and the lowest point of a human being. However,Shiasm is the only religion in the world in which the terrible character traits of Kitmān and Taqiyyah have been made into important principles of religion.

For this,we find in a Hadīth of their Imāms that, “Taqiyyah is nine tenths of religion”, “Taqiyyah is the religion of our forefathers”, “He who does not do Taqiyyah he has no religion”, “You Shia are upon such a religion that who ever hides it, Allāh will honour him and he who makes it apparent, Allāh will disgrace him”, “Whichever Shia makes our Hadīth apparent, Allāh will take his īmān away”.