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jihad

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

Simple Definition of jihad

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

Full Definition of jihad

  1. 1 :  a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also :  a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline

  2. 2 :  a crusade for a principle or belief

Variants of jihad

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

Origin of jihad

Arabic jihād


First Known Use: 1869

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