Infidels have many interpretations or meanings and are not singular. Here's the explanation. Kufr or Ka-fa-ra, according to Ibn Faris is a word formed from three letters that has one basic meaning, which is covering something.
A farmer is said to be an infidel or part of the kuffar as in the word Allah Al-Hadid verse 20 because he cover the seed with soil.
اعلموا أنما الحياة الدنيا لعب ولهو وزينة وتفاخر بينكم وتكاثر في الأموال والأولاد كمثل غيث أعجب الكفار نباته ثم يهيج فتراه مصفرا ثم يكون حطاما
“Know, that the life of this world is merely a game and a the neglected, the jewelry and boast between you and proud of the many treasures and children, such as rain that grows his anaman is amazing for farmers; then the plant becomes dry and you see the color yellow then it becomes destroyed … “(Surah Al-Hadid verse 20)
Covering the favors without being thankful is also called kafir or Kufr favors as He says in the letter Ibrahim verse 7 and Al- Anbiya 'ayat 94.
فَمَنْ يَّعْمَلْ مِنَ الصّٰلِحٰتِ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَا كُفْرَانَ لِسَعْيِهٖۚ وَإِنَّا لَهٗ كَاتِبُوْنَ ٩٤
“Whoso works virtue, and he believes, then his efforts will not be denied, and indeed, we record for him. “
At the highest level, Kufr is covering the rights of God and denying His oneness, His teachings, and the Prophets sent by Him.
According to Al-Ashfahani, in general and most, the word kufr in the Qur'an is used for religious understanding, namely not confirming or believing in the teachings brought by ol uh the Prophets are sure and true.
Other language experts say that in fact Kufr consists of four types, namely:
First, kufr inca that is to deny God in a heart and verbally, in the sense of not monotheism at all.
Second, kufr al juhud namely acknowledging Allah in his heart, but denying verbally as was done by Iblis and Umayyad ibn Abi Ash-Shult.
Third, kufr al-mu'aanadah namely accepting and acknowledging in a careful and verbal manner, but reluctant to follow because of the factors of jealousy, envy, and hostility as did Abu Jahal.
Fourth, kufr an-nifaaq i.e. his heart refused but his oral confession.
Antonim Kufur is faith or from the basic word amine.
In [al-'Arabal-'Arab the word amine is used for four meanings namely amanah , faith is l the clouds are kufr, justifying and safe their opponents are afraid.
Of the two terms kufr and faith can be said that both are two things that are contradictory. Kufr is a negative action, whereas faith is a symbol of positive things.
Furthermore, the character of believers usually gives a sense of security to others, especially to fellow Muslims. After the sign of the hadith of the Prophet:
المسلم من سلم المسلمون من لسانه و يده
“A Muslim is the one who provides security for other Muslims both from oral and hand” (HR Muslim).
who claimed to be Muslim, but instead created restlessness for others (both Muslims and infidels)?
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