The practice of declaring another Muslim to be a nonbeliever and thus an enemy of Islam.
[Arabic takfīr, accusation of being a nonbeliever, verbal noun of kaffara, to call (someone) a nonbeliever, from kāfir, nonbeliever; see GIAOUR.]
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