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Meaning of taqiyah

ta•qi•yah

Pronunciation: (tu-kē'yu), [key]
— n.
  1. the practice of denying one's religion, permissible when one is faced with persecution, esp. by Sunnites: regarded as a means of protecting the religion.
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