When do believer allowed to lie;

By Ijaz Chaudry

 

Quran does not categorically say not to lie.  It does indirectly, prohibits lying in the following verse;

 

     The Major Commandments

 

[6:151]  Say, "Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honour your parents. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty - we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill - GOD has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand."

 

If Quran did categorically ask us not to lie then there would have been contradiction in the Quran.  But Quran reassures us that there is no contradiction;

 

     Proof of Divine Authorship

 

[4:82]  Why do they not study the Quran carefully? If it were from other than GOD, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.

 

The Prophets of God had to lie twice in the Quran to make a point to the disbelievers.   In both situations they were in an oppressive situation;

 

     Joseph Keeps His Brother

 

[12:70]  When he provided them with their provisions, he placed the drinking cup in his brother's bag, then an announcer announced: "The owners of this caravan are thieves."

 

     Abraham Proves His Point

 

[21:63]  He said, "It is that big one who did it. Go ask them, if they can speak."

 

The word for “antagonism against early Muslims” in Arabic is FITNATU geometric value of 935 as follows;

Fi=80, Tie=400x2=800, Na=50, Hu=5.  Thus 800+80+50+5=935

 

 When we concatenate 935, 70 and 63, geometric value of fitnatu, verse 70 and verse 63 respectively we get 935 70 63, which, is exactly, 492477 x 19.  The Temporal connection is that verse (12:70) more recent that is Joseph is nearer to today then verse (21:63) Abraham who came more later than today, Gv of Fitnatu most recent because it applies today and also in future.  The Position 7 describes “disbelievers” indeed in both above verses the messengers are defending against disbelievers. The Level is 6 which is Theme “Messenger related” indeed both verses involve messengers of God. This confirmed the fact that the prophets had to lie because of oppression.  Elsewhere Quran tells us that oppression is worse then murder;

 

[2:191]  You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers.