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Meanings of the word ‘FITNAH’ in the Qur’aan and Sunnah

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Source: Muslim Ummah Awakeners

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■_Al-Azhari said: “The Arabic word fitnah includes meanings of testing and trial. The root is taken from the phrase fatantu al-fiddah wa’l-dhahab (I assayed (tested the quality of) the silver and gold), meaning I melted the metals to separate the bad from the good.

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