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raushan

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Topic initiated on Monday, November 13, 2006  -  6:43 AM Reply with quote
who is a kafir


Kafir is a subject based on the verb Kufr. One who commits Kuf’r is Kafir. Kuf’r in Arabic dictionary bears three meanings.

To conceal,
To be ungrateful
To deny or to reject.
This word has been used in all these three meanings in the holy Book.

Now let us deliberate over these three meaning of ‘Kufr’:

Concealment
Concealment is associated with possession and endowment. One who possesses nothing precious has no need to hide. The Word of God, the Knowledge given by Him is a most valuable asset a man may possess. All along in the history of mankind, men of knowledge have been concealing from masses the Knowledge they possess so as to exploit them in the name of religion. Those who forbade the Knowledge of Vedas to the Shudras were indeed ‘Kafir’. Those who conceal from masses that Vedas forbid idol worship, have committed the crime of concealment. Not a single verse of the four Vedas speaks of the next life of a person in the mould of any animal or vegetation. Instead, they explain in detail the descriptions of eternal paradise and hell Hereafter. There are detailed prophecies of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) in Vedas. Those who conceal these facts from the people having faith in Vedas are Kafir (in Arabic). Jesus Christ never once in his gospel, claimed to be ‘The Only Begotten Son of God’. On the contrary, to emphasise his human origin he always referred to himself as ‘son of man’. Those who hide this truth are Kafir in the eyes of Qur’an, which is in Arabic. This is an undisputable fact that prior to Qur’an, all the previous scriptures revealed by God could not remain safe from human interpolation. Those who made changes in the Word of God were Kafir. It is also a verifiable truth that among all scriptures, claiming to be Word of God, only Qur’an is unaltered to the last word and letter. This is the biggest endowment of God to the mankind that Muslims claim to possess. This wealth was sent for the whole of mankind. If the possessors of this precious asset do not distribute it among mankind, for whom it was revealed, they would be Kafir. In the past, the men of knowledge stopped others from knowing the word of God, but at present, those who possess the most precious wealth, the way to ‘Mukti’ and salvation, are in general becoming the greatest criminals of concealment if they do not distribute the ‘Gyan’ (knowledge) of salvation. A large number of Muslims I dare say, are practically becoming the greatest Kafirs of today as far as this meaning of the word ‘Kuf’r’ goes.


Ungratefulness
Gratitude and ingratitude are also associated with prize, endowment and bestowment. Whoever has been bestowed by someone has an obligation to be grateful to his benefactor. If those calling themselves Muslims think that they have been bestowed with the safest and unaltered Word of God by their Lord, it is they who can be grateful or ungrateful. If their lives do not bear witness to the teachings of Islam and Qur’an, if they are becoming unwanted instead of blessing for the society and if their conduct is driving Non-Muslims to hate Islam and Qur’an then they are becoming ungrateful or Kafir in Arabic. In principle he cannot be called ungrateful who has not been gifted anything worth while.

Denial and Rejection
Denial or rejection is essentially linked to an order or request or an offer. You cannot deny or reject anything unless an offer has been made to you or you have been ordered or requested something. If I ask someone to bring me a glass of water and he rejects my request I can say that he has rejected my request or denied it. I have no right to claim he has denied if I did not ask or requested him in the first place. Whether the Non-Muslims are technically Kafir or not in the eyes of Islam, those who have not asked them to accept it after explaining and presenting it in a decent and convincing manner, have no moral right in letter and spirit to call them Kafir.

The decree or Fatwa is passed on apparent admission but Allah knows all that is apparent and hidden as well. On two counts above it is for every Muslims to introspect whether he is being a Kafir or not. Only the third meaning of the word may brand a non-Muslim as Kafir but only after he has been offered Islam in a convincing and acceptable manner.

Kafir in itself is not an abuse. It has been used in Qur’an for faithful and devout Muslims also. “There is no compulsion in religion. Verily the right path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever becomes Kafir of the false deities and believes in Allah, has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break...” (2:256)

From the above verse it must be clear that the word Kafir itself is not abusive. Kafir is a subject that needs an object. The rejecter of - what? Muslims are the Kafirs of Hinduism (in its present form). Hindus are the Kafirs of Islam (provided they have rejected it after understanding it). In Islamic terminology the word, if spoken without an object, is used for those who reject the Islamic Faith.
(S.A.Tarique)
Zulfee

USA
Posted - Sunday, November 19, 2006  -  12:38 PM Reply with quote
quote:

Kafir is a subject based on the verb Kufr. One who commits Kuf’r is Kafir. Kuf’r in Arabic dictionary bears three meanings.
To conceal,
To be ungrateful
To deny or to reject.
This word has been used in all these three meanings in the holy Book.

All three meaning of Kuf’r presented by you are present in the manifesto of this site full of idol worshippers!!!!!!!
Nida_e_Khair

PAKISTAN
Posted - Monday, November 20, 2006  -  11:28 AM Reply with quote
Brother Raushan, it's good you initiated this topic. Nowadays, hardly anyone knows what Kaafir means. Many Muslims also consider it to be an abusive word!

My Dear Brother Zulfee, Assalaamu 'Alaikum. You know what? You are the perfect example of the Urdu proverb, "Aa beyl mujhe maar".
Puppy

UNITED KINGDOM
Posted - Wednesday, November 22, 2006  -  10:21 AM Reply with quote
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All three meaning of Kuf’r presented by you are present in the manifesto of this site full of idol worshippers!!!!!!!

Well done Zulfee!!!!!!!!!!
quote:

"Aa beyl mujhe maar"
.
What you mean, Nida_e_Khair?

Zulfee, Nida_e_Khair is a perfect example of "munh na murat, kutti ki surat"
Nida_e_Khair

PAKISTAN
Posted - Thursday, November 23, 2006  -  11:22 AM Reply with quote
Excuse me? Who are you calling "kutti"? Isn't YOUR name "puppy"?

Wassalaam. I don't wanna argue with you dear sister/brother of mine, so please stop your non-sensical comments.

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