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They urged a jihad against Jews and crusaders.
  a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels; or any relentless battle for a belief

or more rarely:  a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral, spiritual, or political goal
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  • They urged a jihad against Jews and crusaders.
  • Through it all, the wild jihad still loomed ahead of him, the violence and the slaughter.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • My father says that in our part of the world this idea of jihad was very much encouraged by the CIA.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • At fourteen, he and his father had joined the jihad against the Shorawi.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • The declaration of jihad was complicated by the fact that there were Muslims among the mostly African Nuba.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Jihad was another forbidden word.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Or most of the groups which contributed the majority of members of the international jihad like the Algerian Rif tribes.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • These identified themselves as mujahedeen, which basically means "people on jihad"—or murderers in the name of God.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • They declared jihad on him, the mullahs, the tribal chiefs.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • A book in German entitled Der Staat und die Autonomen, a book in Swedish with the title Revolutionary Terrorism, and an English book Islamic Jihad.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire

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  • Every Palestinian in the Worldweb and beyond carried the cul-turai memory of a century of struggle capped by a month of nationalist triumph before the Nuclear Jihad of 2038 wiped it all away.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "From what we’re told, it was a contract from a crazy jihad faction out of Beirut.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Did you tell them that we’re Nature’s Jihad?
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • But some of them seem to exist only to teach militant jihad.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Right out of the Butlerian Jihad and the Orange Catholic Bible," she said.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Mammy said that before he left with Noor to join the jihad against the Soviets, back in 1980, it was Ahmad who had dutifully and competently minded these things.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The talib talked of jihad in such glorious terms that my father was captivated.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • CONTACT US FOR JIHAD TRAINING, they would say, listing a phone number to call.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • There was even a headmaster from Shangla who would boast that his greatest success was to send ten boys in Grade 9 for jihad training in Kashmir.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The father could not join the jihad then; he’d have to stay home and care for his child.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • During the Afghan jihad many madrasas had been built, most of them funded by Saudi money, and many young men had passed through them, as it was free education.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The clerics of the mosques would often talk about the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in their sermons, condemning the Russians as infidels and urging people to join the jihad, saying it was their duty as good Muslims.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The Quran teaches us sabar—patience—but often it feels that we have forgotten the word and think Islam means women sitting at home in purdah or wearing burcias while men do jihad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • She’d been two years old when Ahmad and Noor had left Kabul for Panjshir up north, to join Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud’s forces and fight the jihad Laila hardly remembered anything at all about them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And the race knew only one sure way for this—the ancient way, the tried and certain way that rolled over everything in its path: jihad.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • This was what jihad was all about, he said.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Jihad, of course.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • A terrorist group known as Nature’s Jihad has called the FBI with information that they’ve planted a bomb on the 1-40 bridge over the Arkansas River by Webber’s Falls.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • We’re not Nature’s Jihad.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Jihad also earned you certain rights and privileges, he said, because God sees to it that those who sacrifice the most justly reap the rewards as well.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • My group, Nature’s Jihad (Shaunee came up with our name), planted it just below the waterline on one of the pylons (a word Damien had come up with) of the bridge that crosses the Arkansas .
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • The five of us shared quick looks—what they were calling "the bomb hoax by Nature’s Jihad" was the lead story.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • She is bringing the jihad.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And he knew what lay in that snare—the wild jihad, the religious war he felt he should avoid at any cost.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • An Islamic Jihad Council, formed in Peshawar by several of the Mujahideen factions, would oversee things for two months, led by Sibghatullah Mojadidi.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • What does jihad have to do with killing women and children?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Looking at the pictures, Adel wished he had been around to fight jihad alongside his father in those more adventurous days.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Corrupt, greedy Mujahideen commanders, armed to the teeth, rich off heroin, declaring jihad on one another and killing everyone in between-that’s what.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And he calls this jihad.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Did you fight jihad?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The jihad was over.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • We have learned that shortly after two thirty this afternoon the Oklahoma branch of the FBI received a bomb threat from a terrorist group calling themselves Nature’s Jihad.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • And Paul had sensed the jihad in their words, shrugged off the question with one of his own—learning then that Kaleff, the elder of the two, was ten, and the natural son of Geoff.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • There was no past occupying the future in his mind . except . except . he could still sense the green and black Atreides banner waving . somewhere ahead . still see the jihad’s bloody swords and fanatic legions.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Particularly now that the American president, Reagan, had started shipping the Mujahideen Stinger Missiles to down the Soviet helicopters, now that Muslims from all over the world were joining the cause: Egyptians, Pakistanis, even wealthy Saudis, who left their millions behind and came to Afghanistan to fight the jihad.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • It had been a strange day with these two standing guard over him because he asked it, keeping away the curious, allowing him the time to nurse his thoughts and prescient memories, to plan a way to prevent the jihad.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He told me about a time shortly after he and his father joined the jihad and fought the Shorawi in the Panjsher Valley.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • It was as if under Zia jihad had become the sixth pillar of our religion on top of the five we grow up to learn—the belief in one God; namaz, or prayers five times a day; giving zakat, or alms; roza, fasting from dawn till sunset during the month of Ramadan; and Haj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every able-bodied Muslim should do once in their lifetime.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • During a dry season in 1991 and 1992, the Islamic government in Khartoum declared jihad in the Nuba region and launched an offensive to drive indigenous groups from the valleys.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • And over all loomed the jihad, bloody and wild.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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Associated words [difficulty]:   jihad [4] , fatwa [6] , sharia [7] , hajj [8]
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