Skip to comments.Ask the Imam: It is permissible to lie when taking the oath of allegiance to the United States
Posted on 01/12/2004 12:21:59 PM PST by Aquinasfan
To become a citizen of US one has to take an oath of allegiance. Is it ok to take the oath?
The oath of allegiance is as follows: I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God. They also ask on the citizenship form the following questions: If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms on behalf of US? If the law requires it, are you willing to perform noncombatant service in the US Armed Forces? If the law requires it, are you willing to perform work of national importance under civilian direction? My question is can we answer yes to these questions? is there anything wrong in doing that. what should the answer be: yes or no? could you please kindly give an urgent answer.
Answer 8471 2003-04-25
As Muslims, we are duty bound to follow our lives strictly according to Shariah. Whatever Shariah allows us to do, we will abide by that and whatever Shariah has restricted us from, we will refrain from it. Hence, we are not allowed to obey anybody if it is resulting in the disobedience of the Creator, Allah. Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, There is no obedience for the creation by disobeying the Creator. (Mirqaat vol.7 pg.217; Imdadiyyah).
Hence, keeping this in mind if one is forced to sign the above in order to become a citizen or the only way of attaining citizenship is by acknowledging the above, then one may sign it with the intention that Shariah and Deen will always be his yardstick and that he will never sacrifice any of the teachings of Deen.
and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Is their justification in Islam for "terrorism" as pratised by groups like Hamas, where women and children are sometimes killed?
Answer 8998 2003-06-26
When a particular Muslim community experiences difficulty regarding themselves, and there is no apparent solution for their problem, they should refer their matter to their Fuqahaa (jurists) and Ubbaad (pious people) and follow their guidance.
and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
In matters political Islam is a system of despotism at home and aggression abroad. The Prophet commanded absolute submission to the imâm. In no case was the sword to be raised against him. The rights of non-Moslem subjects are of the vaguest and most limited kind, and a religious war is a sacred duty whenever there is a chance of success against the "Infidel". Medieval and modern Mohammedan, especially Turkish, persecutions of both Jews and Christians are perhaps the best illustration of this fanatical religious and political spirit.
Mohammed and Mohammedanism
I hate islam .... it is disgusting in it's treatment of non-believers.
Islam Honor .... about as likely as Bill Clinton being celibate and pious.
And disobedience of Allah will be defined by my Stalinist dictators.
This is essentially the same teaching found in the Bible.
Jesus said, "Pay back Caesar's things to Caesar, but God's things to God." The question here, of course, is which are which. The principle does not itself say.
The apostles told the Sanhedrin, "We must obey God as ruler rather than men." the question here is what you believe God is telling you to do.
Everybody knows that this is a damnable lie! Put together by the FBI the CIA and the Boy Scouts!
In a U.S. court of law, the flip attitude about taking the oath of citizen will have no standing. You take it. You sign it. You are legally bound by it. You won't get a special Shari'ah court that gives a Muslim special consideration that is not given to any other citizen. That would be a violation of equal protection under the 14th amendment.
" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"
I believe this played out during the Roman era, during the persecutions, when Christians were often told that they could be spared if they said, "Caesar is a god." And if they refused, they would be killed in ugly ways. The Martyrs knew that their souls belonged to God and so they did not lie to the earthly authorities. They declared that Caesar was not a god, and were then killed in ugly ways.
Muslims, on the other hand, enjoy lying to the infidel, so that the infidel can later be killed in ugly ways.
Not hardly, the Bible says not to lie and the Koran says lying is ok if the situation warrants it. Situational Ethics is a foundation of Islam, but not present in the Bible.
So what's the deal about shaving your pubes before you go off to murder kiddies with plastique? I can't find it anywhere in the Koran - is this one of those kinky things you guys do to while away those lonely nights in that cave in Pakistan after the evening rug-munch and a big, steaming plate of grubs? Just curious, and my boyfriend Percy is kind of curious, too - he says the size of your turban is directly related to...but what the heck does he know? Anyhow, I wouldn't recommend it, personally - nothing puts you off your detonator timing like a bad case of razor burn You Know Where.
Say howdy to Fatima for me.
When it comes to Islam Q & A, I prefer the Kuwati imams. They hand out advice on how a Muslim should properly go to the bathroom, brush teeth, and other such helpful advice for the hapless who aren't certain about such things.