- a holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslims.
- any vigorous, emotional crusade for an idea or principle.
Origin of jihad
Related Words for jihadexpedition, demonstration, movement, march, drive, push, evangelism, cause, jihad, crusade
Examples from the Web for jihad
Contemporary Examples of jihad
“We are just displaced, but we are still in positions to attack wherever we want,” said Jihad Yar Wazir.Taliban: We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America
December 16, 2014
This past summer, Colleen LaRose, known by her self-anointed handle ‘Jihad Jane’, was sentenced to ten years in prison.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists
December 15, 2014
Only now they included subjects like “What is Jihad,” “Kinds of Jihad” and “How to Jihad.”Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS
August 4, 2014
Those who lost their lives were Yunis Jahjouh, 23; Jihad Aslan, 21; and Robin Zayed, 34.As Peace Talks Progress, Palestinian Authority’s Popularity Plummets
August 30, 2013
Jihad Aslan, 21, Yunis Jahjuh, 24, and Rubin Zayed, 34 were shot and killed under disputed circumstances.West Bank Clashes Leave Three Dead, Threatening Peace Talks
August 26, 2013
Historical Examples of jihad
Jihad is incumbent on all Moslems if against infidel aggression.Pan-Islam
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- Islam a holy war against infidels undertaken by Muslims in defence of the Islamic faith
- Islam the personal struggle of the individual believer against evil and persecution
- rare a crusade in support of a cause
Word Origin for jihad
1869, from Arabic, usually translated as "holy war," literally "struggle, contest, effort," from infinitive of jahada "he waged war, he applied himself to." Used in English since c.1880 for any sort of doctrinal crusade.