kafir

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic كَافِر(kāfir, denier, unbeliever).

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kafir (plural kuffar or kafirs)

  1. (Islam) A disbeliever, a denier: someone who rejects or disbelieves in God as per Islam (Arabic: الله Allāh) or the tenets of Islam; or more broadly any non-Muslim.

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  • Some people use the term to refer to any non-Muslim,[1] but others consider this an error.[2][3] The term is sometimes derogatory.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ 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.”
  2. ^ Ahmed Affi, Hassan Affi Contemporary Interpretation of Islamic Law (Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014, →ISBN), page 12
  3. ^ Asghar Ali Engineer, Islam in Contemporary World (Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd 2007, →ISBN), xvi
  4. ^ Rajan, Julie (30 January 2015) Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis: The Islamic State, Takfir and the Genocide of Muslims[1], Routledge, retrieved 27 August 2015, page cii
  5. ^ Bunt, Gary (2009) Muslims[2], The Other Press, retrieved 27 August 2015, page ccxxiv
  6. ^ Pruniere, Gerard (1 January 2007) Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide[3], Cornell University Press, retrieved 27 August 2015, page xvi

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

kafir m or f (plural kafirs)

  1. Alternative form of kâfir

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kafir, from Classical Malay kafir (insidel), from Arabic كَافِر(kāfir, denier, unbeliever).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈka.fɪr]
  • Hyphenation: ka‧fir

Noun[edit]

kafir (first-person possessive kafirku, second-person possessive kafirmu, third-person possessive kafirnya)

  1. unbeliever, non-believer, infidel
    1. (Islam) a kafir, a disbeliever, a denier: someone who denies the truths from Allah; or more broadly any non-Muslim.
    2. (Christianity) A non-Christian.
    3. (Christianity, Jewish) a gentile, a non-Jew

Usage notes[edit]

This term is sometimes derogatory.

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Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.fir/
  • Rhymes: -afir
  • Syllabification: ka‧fir

Noun[edit]

kafir m pers

  1. (Islam) kafir

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Further reading[edit]

  • kafir in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kafir in Polish dictionaries at PWN