Meaning of mujahideen in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmʊdʒɑːhɪˈdiːn/

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plural noun

(also mujahedeen)
  • Guerrilla fighters in Islamic countries, especially those who are fighting against non-Muslim forces.

    ‘One of the first effects of the policy shift took place in Afghanistan, where the US began backing the mujaheddin forces fighting the pro-Soviet government.’
    • ‘It was the base for the thousands of militants fighting alongside the mujahideen.’
    • ‘That being said, these guys know the ground, they have a take on what's going on and as guerrilla fighters, their mujahidin have few equals.’
    • ‘As the mujahidin guerrillas fought on, various leaders came and went and, in the background, a new force was born.’
    • ‘This support grew to include training, equipping, and arming the mujahideen forces in the early 1980s.’
    • ‘The idea to become a mujahideen appealed to him.’
    • ‘There are no women among the mujahideen (resistance fighters) so all of the above are non-combatants.’
    • ‘He also tried to play down a photograph of him in which he is dressed as a mujahideen, or Muslim freedom fighter, and holding a rifle, saying that in his family, people often dressed up in costume.’
    • ‘In those days, of course, the mujahideen were freedom fighters.’
    • ‘The group drove away the mujahedin that attacked the convoy.’
    • ‘Men from two generations of mujahidin fighters who have known nothing but war are gathered in their resting house, a mud cabin with Kalashnikovs hanging from rusty hooks.’
    • ‘Last May the Indian security forces found themselves in action with what appeared to be mujahideen fighters in the Batalik sector.’
    • ‘The Soviet invasion of 1979 and the US's use of the mujahedin as a proxy force with which to fight the Russians, also remains fertile ground for historical investigation.’
    • ‘He was one of the key advisors in the State Department when Carter administration decided to support the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet incursion.’
    • ‘Later, he joined the mujahideen in their battle to oust the Soviets from Afghanistan.’
    • ‘At the height of the Afghan war there are said to have been between 10,000 and 12,000 mujahidin from Arab countries financed from mosques and private contributions in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states.’
    • ‘The statement urged other Saudi clerics to step forward and support the beleaguered mujahideen.’
    • ‘He points out another man who still has bullet wounds on his stomach from his time fighting for the mujahidin.’


From Persian and Arabic mujāhidīn, colloquial plural of mujāhid, denoting a person who fights a jihad.