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munafiq (pl. munafiqun)  Term Image (munāfiq (pl. munāfiqūn)) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
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Short Description: "Hypocrite."
Long Description: "Hypocrite." In early Islamic history it refers to a fairly specific group of "Muslims" in Madīna who nominally accepted the authority of the Prophet of Islam, whilst working in various covert and overt ways to hinder his mission.
Source(s): Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, edited by Dr. Joseph Lumbard
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms