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  1. taqiyya(Noun)

    Religious dissimulation while under threat or persecution.


  1. Taqiyya

    In Islam taqiyya تقية is a form of religious dissimulation, or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are at risk of significant persecution. This practice was emphasized in Shi'a Islam whereby adherents may conceal their religion when they are under threat, persecution, or compulsion. Taqiyya was developed to protect Shi'ites who were usually in minority and under pressure. In the Shi'a view, taqiyya is lawful in situations where there is overwhelming danger of loss of life or property and where no danger to religion would occur thereby. The term taqiyya does not exist in Sunni jurisprudence. In the Sunni view, denying faith under duress is "only at most permitted and not under all circumstances obligatory". However, there are examples of practicing taqiyya among Sunnis where it was necessary.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taqiyya in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taqiyya in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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