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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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As all Muslims know, jihad ys not as easy to explain as some would try to do.
The concept of jihad has changed throughout history, from being a spiritual exercise to a temporal one," she had told the HT during a brief interview.
Les Palestiniens tues, membres des Brigades al-Qods, la branche armee du Jihad islamique, se trouvaient dans un camp d'entraEnement de l'organisation, selon le Jihad islamique et des sources hospitalieres palestiniennes.
This article examines Anwar al-'Awlaqi's "Constants on the Path of Jihad," showing how the cleric expanded and revised an Arabic text to widen its appeal in the West and beyond.
Losing the word jihad let the West "claim deceptively they are not at war with Islam," he wrote.
The statement said the military had also ordered the closure of a local charity called Al Bara'a, accusing it of links to Islamic Jihad and a Gaza-based organization called "The Soul of Jerusalem.
The caller to Islamic Jihad against the invading infidels Sheikh Osama bin Laden embraced martyrdom as per the will of the Almighty during an abrupt attack by the invading American soldiers,'' a statement issued by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and circulated by Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press on Saturday said.
Undeniably nothing has been as much discussed and blown out of context in modern history as that of Jihad in Islam after the fall of communism.
The paper quoted unidentified Hamas sources as saying that the Palestinian resistance group believes that the Islamic Jihad rally was meant to transmit a "strong message" about its strength in Gaza, notably through a show of popularity.
Maher al-Charif entitled Evolution of the Concept Jihad in Islamic Thought.
The historical background of jihad and the comprehensive analysis of the threats facing the United States based on the author's knowledge of Arabic and his long study of arguments in the Arab press make this book worth reading.
First, it is a well-written introduction to Islamic thought and certain current issues that will appeal to general readers interested in understanding the rules and context of arguments about jihad.
Administration of the Awakening program, which includes guards like the ones in Jihad and is made up of almost 100,000 mostly Sunni men countrywide on the payroll of the US military, is expected to be handed over to the Shi'ite-led government starting Oct.
Zahoor Iqbal's wife wrote him a heartfelt letter shortly after their marriage in which she urged him to put her before his desire for jihad.
The Israeli military said the target of its airstrike in Gaza City was Majed Harazin, a senior Islamic Jihad militant in charge of rocket squads that have been firing at Israel.