mujahid


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mu·ja·hid

 (mo͞o-jä′hĭd′)
n. pl. mu·ja·hi·deen or mu·ja·hi·din (mo͞o-jä′hĕ-dēn′)
1. One engaged in a jihad, especially as a guerrilla warrior.
2. One of the Muslim guerrilla warriors that resisted the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s with the support of the United States and Pakistan.

[Ultimately (partly via Persian) from Arabic mujāhid, one who fights in a jihad, active participle of jāhada, to fight; see ghd in Semitic roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mujahid - a Muslim engaged in what he considers to be a jihad
mujahadeen, mujahadein, mujahadin, mujahedeen, mujahedin, mujahideen, mujahidin - a military force of Muslim guerilla warriors engaged in a jihad; "some call the mujahidin international warriors but others just call them terrorists"
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
Translations
mudžahedin
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Pakistani national Mujahid Afridi, who shot Asma Rani in Kohat onJanuary 27and fled to the UAE after the murder, was caught despite him trying to evade arrest by changing his appearance and shaving off his hair and beard, Dubai police officials said on Wednesday.
PESHAWAR -- The family of Asma Rani, a medical student who was killed in Kohat, Monday demanded capital punishment for killer, asserting that no apology of the accused Mujahid would be accepted.
The main accused in Asma Rani murder case Mujahid Farooqi has been shifted to Pakistan .
Asma, a third-year medical student in Abbottabad, was in her hometown of Kohat on vacation when, on January 27, Mujahid Afridi allegedly opened fire on her for refusing his marriage proposal.
Meanwhile, Pak Flag CC defeated Mujahid Gymkhana Colts by nine wickets at the KCCA Stadium to record their second success in the event as well.
PESHAWAR -- Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan Saturday visited Mujahid Manzil in Rawalpindi to inquire after the health of President of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, who had undergone angioplasty a few days earlier.
KARACHI -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) lawmaker Salman Mujahid Baloch Sunday appealed to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general to take notice of a "fake" video being spread on social networking platforms aimed at his character assassination.
Embroiled in controversy after a woman claimed that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) MNA Salman Mujahid Baloch sexually assaulted her, the MQM-P lawmaker Sunday appealed to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe into a fake video being spread on social networking platforms aimed at his character assassination.
Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student of Abbottabad Medical College, it may be recalled was allegedly shot dead in her hometown of Kohat on January 27 by one Mujahid Ullah Afridi who is aid to be the nephew of the district president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Aftab Alam.
14 (ANI): Union Minister RK Singh on Wednesday failed to attend the funeral of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan, Mujahid Khan, who died in an encounter with terrorists, citing that he has to visit Hyderabad to receive Iran president.
PESHAWAR -- An accomplice of the prime suspect in the Asma Rani murder case has confessed to facilitating the escape of Mujahid Afridi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police said.
Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Khaled Mujahid announced on Tuesday the availability of the vaccine penicillin on the local market following its five-month disappearance.