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Definition 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
  • They urged a jihad against Jews and crusaders.
jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • They urged jihad against the Americans in Afghanistan.
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • The talib talked of jihad in such glorious terms that my father was captivated.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • jihad = holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • At fourteen, he and his father had joined the jihad against the Shorawi.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • Did you fight jihad?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • Through it all, the wild jihad still loomed ahead of him, the violence and the slaughter.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • jihad = a relentless battle for a belief
  • Many of the drawings depict tanks running over huts, men brandishing AK-47s, refugee camp tents, scenes of jihad.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • Your brother Farhad joined the jihad in 1980.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • But that had been during the Soviet war, Tariq said, the days of jihad and worldwide interest and generous funding and visits from Margaret Thatcher.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • 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
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • 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
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • What does jihad have to do with killing women and children?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • 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
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • 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
  • jihad = holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • CONTACT US FOR JIHAD TRAINING, they would say, listing a phone number to call.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • jihad = holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • 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
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • Jihad was another forbidden word.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • And he calls this jihad.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • jihad = a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • 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
  • jihad = holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
  • 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
jihad = holy war waged by Muslims against infidels

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