taqiya

noun
ta·​qi·​ya
variants: or taqiyah \ təˈkēyə \
plural -s

Definition of taqiya 

: the principle of practicing the dissimulation of outward conformity permitted Muslims in a hostile or persecuting non-Muslim environment for the sake of their personal safety

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History and Etymology for taqiya

Arabic taqīyah, literally, self-protection

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