Monday 18 May 2020

FABRICATION AND DEFAMATION

LIE AND INVENTION

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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