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Jihad

A religious obligation for Muslims. The word is Arabic for "struggle," though its technical meaning has been disputed. Historically, many scholars have argued that jihad primarily entails a struggle against one's base instincts. However, it was used both in the Quran and by rulers of some Muslim-majority countries to justify war, whether to end persecution of Muslims or to provide religious grounds for conquest. The meaning of the term remains controversial, though some groups, notably al-Qaida, emphasize its militant element.
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I was the only one sitting down," said 20-year-old Gihad Ali, who was born in Chicago and whose parents came to the city in the late 1960s.
With the ascension of Bin Laden and the assumption of leadership abroad by Aiman Az-Zawahiri, the selective terrorism of Gihad gave way to more murderous tactics, the sort previously typical only of Gama'a.
Saverina Sanchez, RN, MScN, CNeph(C), Fatima Benjamin-Wong, RN, Dorota Jamroz, RN, Michelle Hladunewich, MD, Andreas Pierratos, MD, FRCPC, and Gihad Nesrallah, MD, FRCPC, Toronto, ON
Salt-tolerant forages, especially grasses that could grow well under saline irrigation, would be potentially valuable alternative forage resources and could play a major role in sustaining livestock production (Glenn and O'Laeary, 1985; Gihad, 1993; Gihad and El Shaer, 1994; Masters et al.
With the Lowe's App, we are leveraging the popularity of iPhone and iPod touch to help customers make more informed purchasing decisions on the go," said Gihad Jawhar, vice president of Lowes.
It was clear that the businessmen did not have the country's interests at heart," said Gihad Auda, a senior party member who belonged to Gamal Mubarak's powerful Policies Committee.
Gihad Nesrallah, MD, FRCPC, Department of Nephrology, Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Division of Nephrology, the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.