Definition of jihad in English:


Syllabification: ji·had
Pronunciation: /jiˈhäd


  • 1(Among Muslims) a war or struggle against unbelievers.
  • 1.1 (also greater jihad) Islam The spiritual struggle within oneself against sin.


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

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