Many students are confused why words like هذا, ذلك or لكن should be pronounced with a long vowel (“aa”) – although quite often, they are only marked with a simple فَتْحة, for example: هَذا
There are many possibilites. The most common are probably Kuffār and Kāfirūn. But do they mean the same?
The Arabic term Kāfir (كافِر) is probably the most controversial and dangerous word in Islam. It is the opposite of believer – in Arabic: Mu’min (مُؤْمِن).
Let’s continue our journey into the etymology of Arabic words.
Let’s continue with our journey into the etymology of Arabic words.