FITNAH


FITNAH
   originally a term used to speak about the persecution borne by the early followers of MUHAMMAD. In time it came to be applied to sedition or conspiracy against an ISLAMIC State and eventually hostility to ISLAM.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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