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KUFR. A key concept in Islamic tradition is denoted by the Arabic term Kufr, "disbelief." It derives from the root k-f-r, whose basic sense is "to cover," "to conceal," or by extension "to ignore" or "to fail to acknowledge," "to reject," hence "to be thankless," "to disbelieve." In a religious context the latter meanings are more relevant, especially in relationship to the signs and benefits that God has extended to human beings. Kafir (pl., kuffar or kafirun), an active participial form, signi ...more

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