ghazwa

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From Arabic غَزْوَة(ḡazwa). Doublet of razzia.

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ghazwa (plural ghazwas or ghazwat or ghazawat)

  1. (Islam, historical) Any of the battles in which the Islamic prophet Muhammad personally participated.
  2. A battle or raid against non-Muslims for the expansion of Muslim territory and/or conversion of non-Muslims to Islam.

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