Meaning of jihad in English:

jihad

(also jehad)

Pronunciation /dʒɪˈhɑːd/

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noun

  • 1also lesser jihadIslam
    A struggle or fight against the enemies of Islam.

    ‘he declared a jihad against the infidels’
    • ‘the importance of jihad as a uniting force’
    1. 1.1also greater jihadThe spiritual struggle within oneself against sin.

Origin

From Arabic jihād, literally ‘effort’, expressing, in Muslim thought, struggle on behalf of God and Islam.