Definitions for jihaddʒɪˈhɑd

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  1. jihad, jehad, international jihad(noun)

    a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels

  2. jihad, jehad(noun)

    a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal

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  1. jihad(Noun)

    A holy war undertaken by Muslims.

    The men, all devout Muslims, now face ... life imprisonment for entering into an agreement to wage violent jihad on Australian soil.

  2. jihad(Noun)

    An aggressive campaign for an idea.

  3. jihad(Noun)

    a personal spiritual struggle for self-improvement and against evil

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  1. Jihad

    Jihad, an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād translates as a noun meaning "struggle". Within the context of the classical Islam, particularly the Shiahs beliefs, it refers to struggle against those who do not believe in Islamic God. However, the word has even wider implications. Jihad is commonly misunderstood as "Holy War", Jihad means "to struggle in the way of Allah". Jihad appears 41 times in the Quran and frequently in the idiomatic expression "striving in the way of God". A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid; the plural is mujahideen. Jihad is an important religious duty for Muslims. A minority among the Sunni scholars sometimes refer to this duty as the sixth pillar of Islam, though it occupies no such official status. In Twelver Shi'a Islam, however, Jihad is one of the 10 Practices of the Religion. There are two commonly accepted meanings of jihad: an inner spiritual struggle and an outer physical struggle. The "greater jihad" is the inner struggle by a believer to fulfill his religious duties. This non-violent meaning is stressed by both Muslim and non-Muslim authors.

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