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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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Abdullah Azzam's book on miracles in the Afghan jihad, The Signs of Rahmaan in the Jihaad of the Afghan--a "most viewed" publication on the extremist-leaning Makhtabah.net online bookseller--illustrates this point, as does a mountain of online jihadi writings covering the "miraculous events" of the battle of Fallujah, and the supernatural in contemporary Afghanistan.
And Islamic Jihaad is not an extremist terror organisation (the terminology of the oppressor).
This movement uses the methods of preaching and persuasion for reforming ideas and beliefs; and it uses physical power and Jihaad for abolishing the organizations and authorities of the jahili system" (22)
In the Tarbert Handicap Hurdle I ride the Aidan O'Brien-trained Native Eclipse but we could have our work cut out to cope with Jihaad, who won nicely at Thurles last time and can go in again.
They must study their religion and become well-versed in it, so as to be knowledgeable in their (Jihaad) in their peacetime, and their war-time.
Ram Mandir, Ghar Wapsi, Love Jihaad, Holiness of Cow all have become redundant.