Realplayer Audio: Taqiyyah
Shaikh Damashqia likens Taqiyyah to pork. Pork is Haram normally. However, if a person put a gun to one’s head and says to eat pork, then it becomes permissible to eat in order to save one’s life. However, nobody says that pork is nine tenths of Deen or that the one who does not eat pork is not a believer, or any other such stuff that we see in the Shia Hadith about Taqiyyah. In this speech, the Shaikh rejects the claims that the Ahlus Sunnah also believes in the Shia concept of Taqiyyah.