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jihad
used in And The Mountains Echoed

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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 declared jihad on him, the mullahs, the tribal chiefs.
    Chapter 6 (9% in)
  • Jihad, of course.
    Chapter 6 (9% in)
  • This was what jihad was all about, he said.
    Chapter 7 (9% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 7 (9% in)
  • Looking at the pictures, Adel wished he had been around to fight jihad alongside his father in those more adventurous days.
    Chapter 7 (10% in)
  • The revelations of what he now knew his father had done—first in the name of jihad, then for what he had called the just rewards of sacrifice—had left Adel reeling.
    Chapter 7 (94% in)

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