85 Preface فَقالوا عَلَى اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلنا رَبَّنا لا تَجعَلنا فِتنَةً لِلقَومِ الظّالِمينَYusuf AliThey said: “In God do we put out trust. Our Lord! make us not a trial for those1 who practise oppression; A trial for those who practise oppression: the various meanings of Fitnah have been explained in n. 1198 to 8:25. The prayer is that the righteous people, being weak, should be saved from being used as objects of oppression or punishment at the hands of powerful enemies. Weakness tempts power to practise oppression, and is thus an occasion of trial for the oppressors.