Definition of Jihad

1. Noun. A holy war waged by Muslims against infidels.

Exact synonyms: International Jihad, Jehad
Generic synonyms: War, Warfare
Derivative terms: Jihadist



2. Noun. A holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal.
Exact synonyms: Jehad
Generic synonyms: Nisus, Pains, Strain, Striving
Derivative terms: Jihadist

Definition of Jihad

1. n. A religious war against infidels or Mohammedan heretics; also, any bitter war or crusade for a principle or belief.

Definition of Jihad

1. Noun. (Islam) A holy war undertaken by Muslims. ¹

2. Noun. An aggressive campaign for an idea. ¹

3. Noun. (theology) a personal spiritual struggle for self-improvement and against evil ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jihad

1. a Muslim holy war [n -S]

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Literary usage of Jihad

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1. Erased in a Moment: Suicide Bombing Attacks Against Israeli Civilians by Joe Stork (2002)
"1 Hamas publishes a monthly magazine, Filastin al-Muslimah, in London, and maintains websites in both Arabic and English.180 Islamic jihad Like Hamas, ..."

2. The Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith by Thomas Walker Arnold (1896)
"It is further maintained that the common, popular meaning of ' warfare against unbelievers' attached to the word jihad, is post- Qur'anic, ..."

3. A Gift for Muslim Women by Muḥammad ʻĀshiq Ilāhī (2001)
"WOMEN'S jihad IS HAJJ -- When the Prophets^ told Hazrat Ayesha Uf* «»i ^-*j that a woman's jihad was Hajj, he meant that the strength and stamina required ..."

4. Notes on Muhammadanism: Being Outlines of the Religious System of Islam by Thomas Patrick Hughes (1877)
"The whole question of jihad has been fully discussed by Dr. WW Hunter, ... jihad-ul-Akbar, or the Greater Warfare, which is against one's own lusts; ..."

5. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume I of IIby Yoel Natan by Yoel Natan (2006)
"So one can see that the fact that jihad means "struggle" in addition to "Holy War" ... That jihad is mostly about an inner spiritual struggle is about as ..."

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