التقية

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Etymology[edit]

From تَقَى (taqā, to fear), related to وَقَى (waqā, to guard against).

Noun[edit]

التَقِيَّة (at-taqiyyaf

  1. (Shiite Islamic tradition) taqiyya, dissimulation or concealing of one’s beliefs, opinions, or religion in time of duress or threat of physical or mental injury (a dispensation that allows a Shiite to conceal his faith under threat or persecution)