jihad

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From Arabic جهاد (jihād, struggle; effort).

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jihad (plural jihads)

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  1. (Islam) A holy war undertaken by Muslims.
    • 1938, "Holy War", Time, 22 Aug 1938:
      Young Iraqis of both sects obeyed the imams' ruling last week by rushing to conscription offices in hot, dirty, dusty Bagdad to offer themselves or their money for the jihad.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 26:
      Small groups of killers, the scent of blood in their nostrils, now fanned out by taxi, bicycle or even on horseback into the surrounding countryside, spreading the word that a general jihad, or ‘holy war’, had broken out.
    • 2013, Mona Mahmood & Ian Black, The Guardian, 8 May 2013:
      The Jabhat al-Nusra media, with songs about jihad and martyrdom, is extremely influential.
  2. An aggressive campaign for an idea.
  3. (theology) a personal spiritual struggle for self-improvement and against evil


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jihad

  1. jihad (Muslims' holy war)

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From Arabic جهاد (jihād, struggle).

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jihad m (plural jihads)

  1. jihad

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jihad m, f (invariable)

  1. jihad

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jihad m (plural jihads)

  1. (Islam) jihad (holy war undertaken by Muslims)