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20th question about islam

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Forum Name: Islam for non-Muslims
Forum Discription: Non-Muslims can ask questions about Islam, discussion for the purpose of learning.
Printed Date: 18 January 2018 at 4:05am

Topic: 20th question about islam
Posted By: Tariq
Subject: 20th question about islam
Date Posted: 12 May 2008 at 6:03am


Why do Muslims abuse non-Muslims by calling them Kafirs?

Kafir means one who rejects.

‘Kafir’ is derived from the word ‘kufr’, which means to conceal or to reject. In
Islamic terminology, ‘Kafir’ means one who conceals or rejects the truth of Islam
and a person who rejects Islam is in English called a ‘non-Muslim’.

If a ‘non-Muslim’ considers being called a ‘non-Muslim’ or ‘Kafir’, which are one
and the same, an abuse, it is due to his misunderstanding about Islam. He or
she needs to reach out to proper sources of understanding Islam and Islamic
terminology, and not only will he not feel abused but appreciate Islam in the
proper perspective.

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