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K-F-R (in Arabic script: ك-ف-ر; in Hebrew script: כ-פ-ר) is the triconsonantal root of many Arabic and Hebrew words, and many of those words are used as names.



  • Kufr (Arabic: كفر‎), Kefirah (Hebrew: כְּפִירָה) — negation of the faith; disbelief
  • Kāfir (Arabic: كافر‎), pl. Kuffār (كفار), Kofer (Hebrew: כופר‎), pl. Kofrim (Hebrew: כופרים‎) — "coverer" — unbeliever; "a person who hides or covers the truth"
  • Takfīr (Arabic: تكفير‎) — excommunication
  • Mukaffir (Arabic: مكفر‎) — the act which precipitates takfīr
  • Kafare (Arabic) — sentence for a crime, for example lashes for adultery, used in religious issues
  • Kfar (Hebrew: כפר‎); kafr Arabic: كفر‎) — village
  • Kaffarah (Arabic: كفارة‎); Kofer (Hebrew: כופר‎) — compensation for damages in Quranic, Talmudic and Mishnaic tort law.
  • Kaparah (Hebrew: כפרה‎) — atonement for a transgression, or compensation through monetary or spiritual means. See Kaparot (Hebrew: כפרות‎)
  • Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר) — the day of atonement

Sunni Hadith[edit]

كافر (kāfir) will appear on the front of the face of dajjāl (Arabic: دجال‎).


  • Kafara — "to cover" — as a pre-Islamic term it described farmers burying seeds in the ground, covering them with soil while planting.
  • Kafar — sentence for a crime, 20 years for murder; used in more general issues