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Synonyms for jihad

a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels

a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal


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The one who was killed, our brother Gihad, was a young man, recently married with a young child.
The smooth passing of this period of the president's absence without any kind of a power struggle within Egypt is proof of the political stability of the country and its government," said Gihad Oudah, a member of the NDP's policy committee headed by Jamal Mubarak.
Israeli group been offering $10,000 to Palestinians who would give away information on captured soldier Gihad Shalit's whereabouts.
Gihad Ouda, MP for the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), accused the banned Muslim Brotherhood -- a Sunni group -- of helping to distribute the money and co-operating with Hezbollah in Egypt, the London-based Asharq al-Awsat reported.
I feel a big responsibility on my shoulders, because now I'm a walking representative of Islam," says 22-year-old spoken-word poet Gihad Ali, who began veiling nearly two years ago after her mother died.
I never knew how American I was until 9/11," said Gihad Ali, a 20-year-old poet and DePaul University sophomore.
Initially, some Gihad leaders were opposed to killing police officers, calling it counterproductive and un-Islamic.
But Gihad al Khazan, editor of the Al Hayatt newspaper, claimed the Libyans would be anxious about handing over the suspects.
Gihad Sultan, spokesperson of the Student Against Coup movement, said that masked security personnel stormed the Ain Shams University campus and fired birdshot, injuring a number of students.