Takfir definition

täkfîr
The practice of declaring another Muslim to be a nonbeliever and thus an enemy of Islam.
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Origin of takfir

  • Arabic takfīr accusation of being a nonbeliever verbal noun of kaffara to call (someone) a nonbeliever from kāfir nonbeliever giaour

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition