noun ji·had \ji-ˈhäd, chiefly British -ˈhad\

: a war fought by Muslims to defend or spread their beliefs

Full Definition of JIHAD

:  a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also :  a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline
:  a crusade for a principle or belief

Variants of JIHAD

ji·had also je·had \ji-ˈhäd, chiefly British -ˈhad\

Origin of JIHAD

Arabic jihād
First Known Use: 1869

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra


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