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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.]
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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
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Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said Malaysia had a unique make or 'mould', unlike other Muslim countries like Pakistan, Iran or Saudi Arabia.
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The sources said that Adnan Mujahid run over by an extremist Jewish settler's car, while he was in his way to work west of occupied Jerusalem.
Director General NAB K-P Mujahid Akbar Baloch was removed from the post on Tuesday and in his place, Fayaz Qureshi has been appointed as DG NAB, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
ISLAMABAD -- Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force (PAF) laid the foundation stone of PAF Airmen Academy at PAF Base Korangi Creek on Monday.
LAHORE -- A century by Sameer Saqib, who shared a 130-run third wicket partnership with Umer Eman for NCA U16 Mujahid, was the highlight of the first day of the two-day U16 practice match here at Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Monday cautioned that the challenges are not yet over and we should keep our guard up.
During his visit, the Air Chief Marshal Mujahid cautioned the personnel and said, 'The challenges are not yet over yetand we should keep our guards up and always be ready to respond to any aggression from the enemy.'
Mujahid Hussain, his wife Zakia Bibi and several others went to the shrine of Makhdoom Shah Zakarya in Mailsi tehsil.
Islamabad -- Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid has said that if the Taliban do end up having a say in the Afghan polity one day, they will approach Pakistan 'as a brother and a neighbour', seeking 'comprehensive ties based on mutual respect, just as we seek such relations with all other neighbours.'
RAWALPINDI:Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Mujahid Anwar Khan on Monday held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ in Rawalpindi, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).The two leaders discussed matters of personal interest.