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(Islam) a variant spelling of jihad
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or je•had


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]
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Noun1.jehad - 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.jehad - 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
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The main body of the British-Indian air-fleet perished upon a pyre of blazing antagonists in Burmah; the Germans were scattered in the great battle of the Carpathians; the vast peninsula of India burst into insurrection and civil war from end to end, and from Gobi to Morocco rose the standards of the "Jehad." For some weeks of warfare and destruction it seemed as though the Confederation of Eastern Asia must needs conquer the world, and then the jerry-built "modern" civilisation of China too gave way under the strain.
At one blow the Afghan Jehad lost its two most powerful leaders.
Moreover, the importance of Hajj can be gauged from the fact that the Holy Prophet (SAW) equated Hajj with Jehad. Hazrat Aisha (R.A) narrated that she said,' O Messenger of Allah!
Speakers condemned occupation of Palestine by Israel and demanded from Organisation of Islamic counties (OIC) to declare Jehad against Israel.
So called Jehad or post 2000 Afghan war were not our wars.
Talba Al-Murabitoon (Students Movement for Ideological and Geographical Defence of Islam and Pakistan), along with other wings such as Al Rehmat Trust and Preaching Wing, regularly organises events in close coordination in order to urge people to wage Jehad according to Sunnat and Shariah and support their action against India," the dossier says.
Israeli bullet fragments wounded Mohammad Jehad Jodat Saad, 20, in the head, Dr.
Representatives from Beit Sahour, including the town's mayor Jehad Khair and the Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland, Ahmad Abdelrazak, attended the event where Mayor Khair and Mayor Graham Spring of Tralee signed the historic agreement.
An extraordinary general meeting that followed the AGM saw shareholders approve the directorship of Jehad Yousif Amin.
Replying to a question about religious seminaries, he said these religious institutions (madrasas) are forts of Islam and Pakistan, adding," if anyone believes that Sheikh Rashid is jehadi, I proudly endorse and firm believe that jehad is part of Deen (Religion of Islam)."
The event was inaugurated with a welcome speech by Jehad Amin, vice chairman of HOT.