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taqiyya ('dissimulation') as viewed by the Shi'ite school of thought
One of the teachings of the Qur'an is that a Muslim is permitted to conceal his belief in situations wherein, as a result of expressing it, his life, honour or property would be endangered, In cases in which not only do they lose their lives, but also no positive advantage is derived from their being killed...

What is the aim of Taqiyyah (Dissimulation)?
Islam has explicitly permitted that when a person's life, wealth or honour is in danger and manifestation of the Truth yields no significant benefit, he should refrain from manifesting it, and continue to fulfill his responsibilities secretly and in a concealed manner. this idea is well established in the Qur'an and the traditions of the Ahlulbayt...

What is the criterion of Taqiyyah {Dissimulation}?
Taqiyyah means concealing one's conviction and faith from the enemies to avoid worldly, spiritual or religious harms (when there is no benefit in revealing their conviction), and it is one of the religious obligations of every Muslim on which the Holy Qur'an emphasizes...