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fitna Line breaks: fitna
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪtnə/
(also fitnah)

Definition of fitna in English:


[mass noun] Islam
Unrest or rebellion, especially against a rightful ruler.


Arabic fitnah 'rebellion, strife'.

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