Definitions for: Jihad


[n] a holy struggle by Muslims



Webster (1913) Definition: Ji*had", Jehad Je*had", n. [Ar. jih[=a]d.] (Moham.)
A religious war against infidels or Mohammedan heretics;
also, any bitter war or crusade for a principle or belief.

[Their] courage in war . . . had not, like that of the
Mohammedan dervishes of the Sudan, or of Mohammedans
anywhere engaged in a jehad, a religious motive and the
promise of future bliss behind it. --James Bryce.

Synonyms: jehad

See Also: war, warfare

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