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Is it true that Imam Hussain offered prayers behind Marwan without Taqaya and that this is mentioned in Wasail al-Shia?
This is untrue.
Infallible never prays behind a sinner. Such narrations are fabricated even if you find them in a book compiled by a Shia author. This narration is mentioned in Nawaadir Al-Raawandi, page 30 but it has no value nor any authenticity.
It is narrated that Asiya was one of Bani Isra'il. She believed in Allah and prayed secretly and hid her faith from the Pharaoh.
It is related that the Pharaoh killed the wife of the prophet Hizqil. The Pharaoh told her what had happened whereupon Asiya criticized him for what he did. Then the Pharaoh understood that she believed in Allah and had her killed.
Allah knows best.
What do the Imams mean by the prohibition against divulging their secrets that is mentioned in certain narrations? What is exactly meant by concealing faith?
My understanding of this is that it is with respect to spiritual matters, particularly the spiritual position of Ahl al-Bayt (A) in that if some people who did not have an understanding of this heard some people talking about it openly, they might react negatively due to ignorance.
Taqiyya aims to save the life, dignity and wealth of the believers. Taqiyya has been mentioned in Quran (Sura 3, Verse 28).
Taqiyya can be obligatory when it is the only way to save life of the believer or believers.
Taqiyya is recommended when it improve or strengthen the relations between Muslims.
Taqiyyah is allowed to save the wealth.
Taqiyya is forbidden (Haraam) if it causes a sinful act.
Al-Shaikh Al-Mufeed has mentioned these four types of Taqiyya in his book Awaa'il al-Maqalaat, page 135 and 135.