Does Allah approve of lying?
We have distinct records of the words and deeds of both the lying, murdering prophet of Islam and his lying, murderous followers. By extension, can there be lying and thus deception in the cause of Allah?
As the perfect example for all Muslims to follow, was Muhammad wrong for allowing lying, especially to sanction an assassination?
“Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, “O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him [Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf]?” The Prophet said, “Yes,” Muhammad bin Maslama said, “Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab). “The Prophet said, “You may say it,” (Bukhari Vol. 5, Book 59, #369).
In the above hadith, Muhammad advocated lying. Is lying acceptable in Islam, to justify a murder no less?
So we ask, does the god of Islam approve of lying?
- If Allah does not permit lying, then wasn’t Muhammad, the perfect Muslim, wrong?
- If Mohammed was not wrong, then Allah approves of lying.
Surely Allah works in mysterious ways. I must wonder why Jesus had no men, women and children assassinated and murdered like Mohammed did in the cause of Allah.