التقية

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Etymology[edit]

From تقى (taqā), to fear, which is stem V of وقى (waqā), to guard against.

Noun[edit]

التقية (al-taqíyya) f

  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)