Verse (2:41), Word 10 - Quranic Grammar
The tenth word of verse (2:41) is an indefinite masculine noun and is in the genitive case (مجرور).
The noun's triliteral root is kāf fā rā (ك ف ر).
Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)
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Waaminoo bima anzaltu musaddiqanlima maAAakum wala takoonoo
awwala kafirinbihiwala tashtaroo bi-ayatee thamananqaleelan
And believe in what I have sent down confirming that which is [already]
with you, and be not the first to disbelieve in it. And do not exchange
My signs for a small price, and fear [only] Me.
From what we can see above, the word "kafirin" means disbeliever i.e. those who disbelieve. I can't help but to notice the ignorance of the people from my beloved country i.e Malaysia, and others who are as such, that believe the word actually meant "people who don't believe in God/Islam/right teachings of Islam etc.". It's is understandable to assume such meaning is appropriate in certain context, but to take it as a fixed meaning, from my understanding, is unacceptable.
Peoples in this era are so easy with the word "kafir" as they seem eager to stamp it on the forehead of everyone who disagree with them. "You're Kafir!!", said he/she/them.. That phrase come often in every simple conversation when it involve religion/Islam/Allah/god. I just wish people would just use the word as it is. Even I got that "sweet" label by my elder sister a couple of days back.
Come on people. It's just simple word. Disbeliever. To disbelieve. I can be a disbeliever. I can disbelieve in a lot of thing. Hell, call me "kafir" or whatever. No need to get all political and hype up about that. Malaysians love to mix Islam and politics. So Secular. They don't know that Islam can't be mix with anything. It is in everything. It's the way of life. Come on! Read the Quran. Understand the Quran. Maybe I need to elaborate why people are so afraid to read and understand the Quran next time. To summerize it, it's taboo to obtain self understanding of the Quran. As Bobby Singer from Supenatural Series Would say, "Idjits(idiots)".
If it's proven not wrong doesn't mean that it's right,
If it's proven not right doesn't mean that it's wrong.
If option 'A' in faulty, doesn't mean option 'B' is free from faults.
There's always option 'X'. Think about it.
The next post may be titled,
"Reading Quran is a Taboo in Malaysia!".
Till next time. Salam.