takfiri

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From Arabic تَكْفِيرِيّ(takfīriyy).

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takfiri ‎(plural takfiris)

  1. (Islam) A radical Muslim who excommunicates other Muslims, or accuses them of apostasy.
    • 2007 July 28, Stephen Farrell, “Strife and Ice, Staples of Life, Overlap in Iraq”, in New York Times[1]:
      “In Ghazaliya, it is forbidden to sell ice because the takfiris said, ‘The Prophet Muhammad had no ice in his time,’ ” said Khatan Kareem, a manager at the factory where the drivers worked, shaking his head at the absurdity.
      Takfiris are typically opposed to Shiites.

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Noun[edit]

takfiri m ‎(plural takfiris)

  1. takfiri

Adjective[edit]

takfiri m ‎(feminine singular takfirie, masculine plural takfiris, feminine plural takfiries)

  1. takfiri

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