Belief and Unbelief
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The fundamental attitudes to the divine being, to the prophethood of Muḥammad and to the message of the Qurʾān. The paired terms “belief and unbelief” ( īmān, kufr) and their correlates “believer and unbeliever” ( muʾmin, kāfir) represent the central antithesis of …

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Adang, Camilla, “Belief and Unbelief”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 16 November 2018 <>

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