Editorial Board

November 9, 2012

Fitna means trial, ordeal, chaos, and disorder. When jahiliya mixes with Islamic values in a Muslim society, that Muslim society is called a society of fitna. The period of fitna begins from the Umayyad’s coup until the present day. The Greatest Ordeal [al-Fitna al-Kubra] refers to the social, political upheavals that followed the assassination of Commander of Believers ‹Uthman (God be pleased with him) and ended by turning Islamic government from a democracy to a dictatorship.