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kaffir

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kaffir corn:

see sorghumsorghum,
tall, coarse annual (Sorghum vulgare) of the family Poaceae (grass family), somewhat similar in appearance to corn (but having the grain in a panicle rather than an ear) and used for much the same purposes.
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Kaffir

 

(from Arabic kafir, “infidel,” “unbeliever”—that is, not a Muslim), a name used in the past (until the late 19thcentury) by neighboring Muslim peoples for the population ofNuristan (formerly Kafiristan), a high-mountain region ofnortheastern Afghanistan.

Kaffir

, Kafir
1. a former name for the Xhosa language
2. Offensive (among Muslims) a non-Muslim or infidel
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Kipling's "Yea, though a Kafir die, to him is remitted Jehannum" stresses the inevitable punishment of those who do not believe in Islam by torturing them in Jehannum (English: Hell).
Europe does not understand how offensive it is for a Muslim to be called an infidel or kafir, and authorities are often not aware of what is being said within their countries, and how hate is being created, said Shaikh Abdullah.
Showcasing the concept of experimental mixology, patrons can taste kafir lime infused vodka, martini with dill, house infused beetroot gin and cocktails shaken with chilli.
Well-fed, well-provided for, discontented children running riot in classrooms and playgrounds chanting, Kafir, Hindi etc, at the slightest excuse.
The Maidan Wardak governor's spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News two militants, including a commander, were killed and six others were injured during a clash with Afghan forces in Kafir Kala area of Daimardad district on Tuesday noon.
95 for a fisherman's soup with scallops and prawns, he opted for Tom Kha Gai kao poad onn Described as a rich coconut soup with chicken, baby corn, mushrooms, lemongrass and kafir leaves, this was beautifully presented in a large triangular bowl.
The carnivores, meanwhile, slurp out the coconut milk-infused green chicken curry, which condenses a balanced sense of jaggery, Thai-basil and kafir lime leaves.
The normal situation, really, is to take money from the kafir [a derogatory Arabic term for non-Muslims].
For soup we had the Tom Yum which stood out for its authentic ingredients, including kafir lime leaves and lemongrass (Dh30).
Summary: When an Islamic fundamentalist or radical escapes from the security authorities in his country and seeks refuge in the land of the alleged Kafir (non-believer) such as the US, Canada, Australia or a European country, he is prepared to turn into the perfect example of the peaceful teachings of Islam, which he has been taught since his childhood.
If I, he said, question the logic of a certain law, which is related to religion, then it does not make me a kafir.
The application stated that on July 22, he had received a letter, along with a photograph, from an unidentified source who threatened to kill him, calling him a kafir.