Definition of jihad in English:

jihad

(also jehad)

noun

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

    ‘he declared a jihad against the infidels’
    mass noun ‘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.

Pronunciation

jihad

/dʒɪˈhɑːd/