reply to post by Lionhearte
the word you are seeking to define is not english therefore consulting an english dictionary will do you no good in finding said definition...the word
is arabic and it is kafir...
Kafar (verb) = Cover (verb)
they even sound the same
Cover is an arabic word derived from Kafar (the verb)
Kafir is the noune for that verb.
in arabic thay say
"Kafara Al taaam" meaning he covered the food
Or in the Quraaan Allah says " Kafara ankum sayyaaatokum" mening god covered your evil acts from coming back to you and harming you on judgment
We also have a term called " Kaffara of the sin" which means the blocker of the sin
We also have the perfume they use on the dead Called "Kafoor " in english " Kamphour"
very lilkly that even this is a derivative of the "kafar" verb to mean covering and blocking the bad smell of the dead person
Kafir is whom who covers, Blocks or denies the existence of Allah
Kufr is stages and any sin is a form of relative kufr however the high level of kufr which Allah refers to in the quraan is the denying of the
existance of god almighty
Sins are kufr of gods religion because they represent blocking and deniing and covering his law however they are not considered to be denying the best
news in creation " Allah's existance"
It shows lack of common sense to consult an english dictionary or a person who only speaks english when seeking the definition of an arabic word... I
gave you a very good definition in a previous post in this thread, it might help if you read it.
and even from your dictionary going by a poor translation it is:
1460 (adj., n.), from M.Fr. infidèle, from L. infidelis "unfaithful," later "unbelieving," from in- "not" + fidelis "faithful"
edit on 3-4-2012 by Jameela because: (no reason given)