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In the Quran the word “fabrication” or “lie” (fara) is used 60 times with all its derivatives and the word “defamation” (afak) which is used in a very close context with this word is used 30 times with all its derivatives: half as many. Below is a verse that shows the semantic relationship between these words:

28-…Such were false gods they idolized;
such were the defamations they fabricated.
46-The Dunes, 28


The word Number of occurrences
Fabricated 60 (30×2)
Defamation 30

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