Definition of jihad in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʒəˈhɑd/
(also jehad)


1 (also lesser jihad) A struggle or fight against the enemies of Islam: he declared a jihad against the infidels [mass noun]: the importance of jihad as a uniting force
1.1 (also greater jihad) The spiritual struggle within oneself against sin.


from Arabic jihād, literally 'effort', expressing, in Muslim thought, struggle on behalf of God and Islam.

Words that rhyme with jihad

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Syllabification: ji·had

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