[quote=dignity]Doesn’t the Quran often use the word “infidels” or “unbelievers” to refer to non-Muslims? Doesn’t it often use the Arabic word “kuffar” (plural of “kafir”) to refer to non-Muslims? Isn’t “kuffar” translated as “infidels” or “unbelievers”?
Kaffir literally means to cover, sound similar right? Kafir cover? Because we believe the Kafir covers the belief in God in his heart. It doesn’t mean infidel. A Kafir can be my best friend, my mother, my father and we are to treat differently according to these two verses:
Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just.
Allah only forbids you, with regard to those who fight you for (your) Faith, and drive you out of your homes, and support (others) in driving you out, from turning to them (for friendship and protection). It is such as turn to them (in these circumstances), that do wrong.