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Ḥanīf (Arabic: حنيف‎, Ḥanīf; plural: حنفاء, ḥunafā') meaning "revert" refers to one who, according to Islamic belief, maintained the pure monotheism of the patriarch Abraham. More specifically, in Islamic thought, they are the people who, during the pre-Islamic period or Jahiliyyah, were seen to have rejected idolatry and retained some or all of the tenets of the religion of Abraham (إبراهيم, Ibrāhīm) which was "submission to (Nature's) God" in its purest form.

As for those who divide up their deen (of sunnatullah and ecological justice) and form into sects (religism and forced justice), you have nothing whatsoever to do with them. (Q6:159)