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Hanif


Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


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[ xix ] (adj. Hanafi) In early I slam , a term for one who follows the original, pure monotheistic religion, that of A braham and the first men. It is regarded in the Q ur'an as the religion to which mankind has an innate, natural propensity, and is contrasted with polytheism and idolatry and the corrupted monotheism of the Jews and Christians. Subsequently, it was often used as a synonym for ‘Muslim’, and Islam often called the ‘Hanafi religion’. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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