jihad definition

  • noun:
    • Islam An individual's striving for spiritual self-perfection.
    • Islam the Muslim holy war or religious fight against infidels.
    • A crusade or battle: "The war against smoking cigarettes is turning into a jihad against people who smokeā€ ( Fortune).
    • A holy war done by Muslims.
    • An aggressive campaign for a notion.
    • a personal spiritual challenge for self-improvement and against wicked
    • A religious war against infidels or Mohammedan heretics; in addition, any bitter war or crusade for a principle or belief.
    • A general spiritual war of Mussulmans against Christians or other unbelievers in Islam, inculcated in the Koran and customs as a duty.
    • a holy challenge or striving by a Muslim for a moral or religious or political goal
    • a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels

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