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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 remember in fifth grade, the teacher said, 'If you're American, stand up.' 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.
But Gihad al Khazan, editor of the Al Hayatt newspaper, claimed the Libyans would be anxious about handing over the suspects.
Der heilige Krieg (Gihad) aus der Sicht der malikitischen Rechtsschule.
The team is a fine fettle and hopefully it will return with good results," Abdulla informed.Qatar Rugby teamQatar Women's Rugby Team Players: Salma Marwa Tedjini, Safaa Tedjini, Yasmine Dehbi, Nour Shalaby, Sarah Jane, Gihad Waled Atallah, Lauren Mudgway, Teagan McCormack, Phillipa Frances Innes, Rachel Frances Innes, Yasmine Asabi Aisha Tobun, Angel Janine Nieters, Rebecca Richards and Hana Gildam-Clark CoachcTypeface:> Hassan El Sabeh Team Manager: Heba Ali Hoham Medical Crew: Monia Slim and Olivia Barbosa Chef de Mission: Hamad al Abdulla
Gihad Abdellah, stylist, shared her success story in being one of the leading stylists in the country.
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
(32) Giulio CIPOLLONE (ed.), La Liberazione dei <<captivi>> tra Cristianita e Islam: Oltre la crociata e il gihad: tolleranza e servizio umanitario.
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., 2007).
Gihad Sultan, spokesperson of the Student Against Coup movement, said that masked security personnel stormed the Ain Shams University campus and fired birdshot, injuring a number of students.
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.