Definition of "kafir" [kafir]

  • Variant of kaffir. (noun)

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Use "kafir" in a sentence
  • "The term kafir is often qualified, in both historical and legal texts, by the word "accursed," though not invariably."
  • "The term kafir, in Turkish gavur, in the central lands of Islam, has been used since early times for all non-Muslims, whether monotheists or idolaters."
  • "I have pointed out before, a careful study of the word kafir or infidel in the Qur'an will show that it never is used in an unadorned way to refer to non-Muslims in general."