In a brief reminder, Shaykh Muhammad al-Aqeel gives an explanation of what fitn is, including advice on how to avoid it- translated by Abdulilah Lahmami.
He mentions that fitn is of two types and that one may busy himself with this. They are doubts and desires, taking him away from the remembrance of Allah. The danger of this is emphasised by the Shaykh, as a person may become preoccupied, using up his life in following his desires whether halal or haraam. Each type of fitn is explained in detail and its causes and harms are also mentioned alongside this. Verses from the Quran and evidences from the Sunnah are used by the Shaykh to explain these points.
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