Exploring Takfir, Its Origins and Contemporary Use: The Case of Takfiri Approach in Daesh’s Media

  title={Exploring Takfir, Its Origins and Contemporary Use: The Case of Takfiri Approach in Daesh’s Media},
  author={Jamileh Kadivar},
  journal={Contemporary Review of the Middle East},
  pages={259 - 285}
  • J. Kadivar
  • Published 18 May 2020
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary Review of the Middle East
Muslims have been the primary targets of Daesh’s attacks since 2014 in different countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. These attacks were based on its takfiri ideology. As Daesh official media and documents indicate, kufr (unbelief, infidelity) in Daesh’s approach is not limited to non-Muslims (original disbelievers), but Muslims are the most significant parts of kuffar (unbelievers) in its view and defined as incidental disbelievers. Through studying Daesh’s official documents and… 
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