كافر

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Etymology[edit]

Active participle of the verb كَفَرَ (kafara, to disbelieve), originally “to cover, conceal” (namely “the truth”), from the root ك ف ر (k-f-r).

Noun[edit]

كَافِر (kāfirm (plural كُفَّار (kuffār) or كافِرُون (kāfirūn) or كَفَرة (kafara))

  1. (chiefly Islam, often offensive) infidel; unbeliever

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is originally and predominantly part of the Islamic vocabulary and therefore generally means “non-Muslim”. Its reverse use (by a non-Muslim towards a Muslim) would be unusual, albeit not impossible. Some Muslims may not include followers of other monotheistic religions in the term, though it traditionally does include them.

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