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'''Taqiyya''' (al-Taqiyya) is a concept in [[Shia]] [[Islam]]<ref>Taqiyah" Oxford Dictionary of Islam. John L. Esposito, Ed. Oxford University Press. 2003. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed 9 June, 2006.</ref> the which encourages "disguising one's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies."<ref name="Islam watch"></ref> It is authorized under the Qur'an and Sunna.{{fact}}
Taqiyya allows a [[Shia]] Muslim even "to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart."<ref name="Islam watch"/>