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Quote honeto Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2010 at 8:44pm
Jazakallah brother, remember me and my family in your prayers. May Allah guide us and forgive us our mistakes, Ameen.

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39:64 Proclaim: Is it some one other than God that you order me to worship, O you ignorant ones?"
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Quote fool4JC Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2010 at 10:54am

Originally posted by seekshidayath

Infidels is not the word used in Qur'an. It was actually first used historically by christians to call non-christians. Qur'an uses the word 'Kafir', which means - one who disbelieves, or one who rejects the truth.


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(1) Of course, the word "infidel" does not appear in the Qu'ran: it is an ENGLISH word.  However it is used for "Kafir" in some English translations of the Qu'ran.

--see AL-QU’RAN A Contemporary Translation by Ahmed Ali. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1993. E.g., 3:56; 5:72; 8:73.


(2) "Infidel" was not first used by Christians for non-christians: not only is it an English word, but its usage only goes back to the 15th century.


(3) The word used in the West was the Latin "infidelis" which means  the same as "Kafir"--one who disbelieves, one who rejects the truth, an unbeliever.

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Quote malucy Replybullet Posted: 29 August 2010 at 6:06pm
Thank you for this reference, this is wonderful reading.
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