jihad jihad  /ˈdʒi hæd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  2. (n) a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal

Usage(s):

  1. There is no exact Islamic equivalent to the concept of just war, but an equally complex notion stands in its place: jihad.
  2. To Osama bin Laden and the other radical militants of jihad, Sept.
  3. Established in 1987 by a trio of veterans from the Afghan jihad with funding from Osama bin Laden, this Wahhabi center quickly became known as the launchpad for militant jihad.

News

  1. Word "Jihad" found on wall in Delray Beach

    Posted By: Karl Man/CBS 12 News Delray Beach, Fla âIt was hard to miss on Saturday, laced in bold black lettering, nearly twenty feet high a piece of graffiti work reads âjihadâ.   In Arabic that term is used to describe a holy war.   Thousands of drivers saw the large message clearly when traveling northbound on I-95 in Delray Beach near the Atlantic exit. ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach

  2. Egypt Brotherhood backs Syria jihad, denounces Shi'ites

    By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood blamed Shi'ites for creating religious strife throughout Islam's history, as the movement joined a call by Sunni clerics for jihad against the Syrian government and its Shi'ite allies. In a striking display of the religious enmity sweeping the region since Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah committed its forces behind Syrian ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Sunni clerics call for jihad against Assad, allies

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Leading Sunni Muslim clerics issued a call to jihad in Syria on Thursday at a meeting in Cairo which condemned the conflict as a "war on Islam" and said believers should use all means to ensure victory. ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "What they claim to be the strongest power in the history of mankind is today being defeated in front of the Muslim vanguards of jihad six years after the two raids on New York and Washington," al-Zawahri said, speaking in what appeared to be an...
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Washington Post

  2. The kaffiyeh "has come to symbolise murderous Palestinian jihad. Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant (and...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Michelle Malkin Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "We will never recognize the usurper Zionist government and will continue our jihad-like movement until the liberation of Jerusalem," Haniyeh said.
    on Dec 9, 2006 By: Ismail Haniyeh Source: Turkish Daily News (subscription)

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