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    Fitnah means "time of trial" or "tribulation".

    The term is Fitnah is used to describe the difficulties within the Ummah (the Muslim community ) after the death of Muhammad. In the Islamic tradition, fitnahs were trials or temptations that tested the unity of the Muslim community.
    The term fitnah denotes insurrection or civil warfare or, a tribunal over doctrinal issues (similar to the Christian Inquisition).

    There were four fitnahs in the early history of Islam.

    The first fitnah (656-661): It followed the murder of the third caliph, Othman. It brought into question Ali's ...

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