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ji·had

 (jĭ-häd′)
n.
1. Islam An individual's striving for spiritual self-perfection.
2. Islam A Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle for the propagation or defense of Islam.
3. A campaign against perceived foes, especially such a campaign regarded as fanatical or immoderate: "The war against smoking is turning into a jihad against people who smoke" (Fortune).

[Arabic jihād, from jahada, to strive; see ghd in Semitic roots.]

jihad

(dʒɪˈhæd) or

jehad

n
1. (Islam) Islam a holy war against infidels undertaken by Muslims in defence of the Islamic faith
2. (Islam) Islam the personal struggle of the individual believer against evil and persecution
3. rare a crusade in support of a cause
[C19: from Arabic jihād a conflict]

ji•had

or je•had

(dʒɪˈhɑd)

n.
1. a holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslims.
2. any vigorous, emotional crusade for an idea or principle.
[1865–70; < Arabic jihād struggle, strife]

jihad

An Arabic word meaning conflict, used especially to mean a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jihad - a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
2.jihad - a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
nisus, pains, striving, strain - an effortful attempt to attain a goal
Translations
jihad
ĝihado
jihad
džihad
dzsihád
jihad
遠征
jihad
džihad
jihad

jihad

[dʒɪˈhæd] N (Rel) → jihad f (guerra santa musulmana)

jihad

[dʒiˈhæd] ndjihad m, jihad m

jihad

n (Rel) → Dschihad m, → Heiliger Krieg
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Colonel Gihad Sahoo, Director of the department, said the team formed to investigate the alert managed to arrest the suspect when he had some Tramadol pills with him.
The smooth passing of this period of the president's absence without any kind of a power struggle within Egypt is proof of the political stability of the country and its government," said Gihad Oudah, a member of the NDP's policy committee headed by Jamal Mubarak.