TAQIYA, dissimulation (lit., guarding, wariness); the practice, commonly regarded as distinctively Shiʿite, of hiding beliefs or rituals in times of imminent harm to one, his/her property, or reputation. It may also refer to a variety of passive or active discreet types of behavior. (Louis Medoff)
Originally Published: April 21, 2015
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"TAQIYA," Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, 2015, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/taqiya-parent (accessed on 21 April 2015).