is telling lies permissible for self defense if youre at the mercy of a robber to save yourself? Ive been kidnapped and still i spoke the truth.


Yes, it's permissible in some conditions.

Asma bint Yazid narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:

"it is not lawful to lie except in three cases: Something the man tells his wife to please her, to lie during war, and to lie in order to bring peace between the people."

Some scholars say that the lie can be in the form of allusion/confusion/hiding in three situations above.

Also, lying is permitted in those conditions:

  • When your or another muslim's life is under serious threat,
  • When your goods/values are under serious threat
  • When you have to keep secret of a muslim
  • When you have to keep shame of a muslim secret

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