Definition of jihad in English:


(also jehad)

Pronunciation /jəˈhäd/ /dʒəˈhɑd/

Translate jihad into Spanish


  • 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.


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