ISLAMIST “TAQFIR”: DEFINITION OF “ENEMIES OF ISLAM”

Dobaev I.

Abstract

The article examines the emergence and development of the term “taqfir” (accusation of “kufr,” that is, impiety). This phenomenon is presented as it existed in early Islam, and also its changes in later years. The article also examines the views of representatives of orthodox Islam to and ideologists of radical Islamism. The point is that theorists of radical Islamism interpret the sacral sources of Islam and the Koran quite literally, augmenting the circle of the “enemies of Islam’ and accusing them of “taqfir.” The ideologists of radical Islam demand that their views be taken into account and followed, and that the offensive jihad be carried on against the “enemies.” In this connection the adepts of radical Islamism are justly called “taqfirite-Jihadists.”

Keywords

jihad, Islam, Islamism, Koran, radicalism, taqfir.

DOI: 10.31249/rmw/2019.02.05

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