MESAS 200W Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Ottoman Empire, Tahmasp I, Taqiya

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Sunni in a shii majority place, etc), what do we learn from this article about. What can the theory and practice of taqiyya tell us about intra- Baha al-din - journeyed through ottoman territory at a time of sectarian strife and practiced taqiyyah during a time when the ottomans had conquered a good chunk of the. Safavid empire, and sectarian strife was at its peak. Taqiyyah is a principle of social interaction developed by a minority community with stigmatized status surrounded by a discriminatory and potentially oppressive majority. Promotes welfare of minority community at large!! and staves off bodily harm while avoiding assimilation of sectarian religious convictions. Internal harmony, be good citizens in sunni community. **use of taqiyya is natural response to systematic discrimination against shiites in societies dominated by a sunni majority. Run risks of rejection, unfavorable treatment, or harm from their sunni interlocutors.

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