taqiya

noun ta·qi·ya \təˈkēyə\
variants: or

taqiyah

\təˈkēyə\

Definition of taqiya

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of taqiya

Arabic taqīyah, literally, self-protection


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