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See also: kâfir
- (Islam) An infidel, a non-believer: a non-Muslim who is not one of ahl al-kitab (Christians, Jews, etc) or who does not do good deeds without expectation of reward, or more broadly any non-Muslim.
- Some people use the term to refer to any non-Muslim, but others consider this an error. The term is sometimes derogatory.
- ^ Shaykh Al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah, v. 27, p. 264: “Whosoever does not forbid people from the deen of the Jews and Christians after the prophethood of the messenger Muhammad (saw) nor declares them kafir nor hates them, he is not a Muslim by the consensus of ALL Muslims, their scholars and the general public.”
- ^ Ahmed Affi, Hassan Affi Contemporary Interpretation of Islamic Law (Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014, →ISBN), page 12
- ^ Asghar Ali Engineer, Islam in Contemporary World (Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd 2007, →ISBN), xvi
- ^ Rajan, Julie (30 January 2015) Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis: The Islamic State, Takfir and the Genocide of Muslims, Routledge, page cii
- ^ Bunt, Gary (2009) Muslims, The Other Press, page ccxxiv
- ^ Pruniere, Gerard (1 January 2007) Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide, Cornell University Press, page xvi
kafir m, f (plural kafirs)
- Alternative form of