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Kafir (Arabic, kafara, conceal, be ungrateful) is one who does not believe in Allah, or in the content of the Qur'an, or in the prophetic status of Muhammad. Kufr, unbelief, is fundamentally in opposition to Allah and Islam, and will be punished in Jahannam forever. A.G.H.


Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 521