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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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He said, had the culture of Jehad and Qital not been so widespread in Afghanistan, Britain, Soviet Union and now the US and NATO would not been defeated there.
Jehad remarked that the workshop tackled all legal perspectives of franchising which in turn will raise awareness about the concept overall and the obligations of the franchisee and the franchisor which are important elements for the success of the franchising business.
Said Jehad, "The workshop enabled the participants to understand the various elements of a license and its importance in the writing of an agreement.
Goals from Jehad Al Hussein and Bakri Tarrab made for a nervy final 40 minutes for Bruno Metsu's men and their supporters.
They are Nardeen Nemat, 17, of St Mary's College, Wallasey' Martin Lloyd, 18, of Wirral Grammar School for Boys' Emma Jones, 18, of Upton Hall School, Wirral' and Jehad Jaffer, 16, of Hillside High School, Bootle.
Another militant group, the Islamic Jehad Front, has also claimed responsibility for the killing, according to PTI.
Alrajhi, * Abdulaziz Al-Semari, * and Jehad Al-Watban *
Josephine Bromley, 34, from Blackburn, told how Donya risked her life in a bid to rescue her two daughters from their Jordanian father, Jehad Al-Momani.
The chief of the Islamic Jehad Council claimed on 5 January that the men were still in Kandahar where the aircraft stood for some seven days until the 150 hostages were released.
Jehad Hijazi, Regional Marketing Manager, and Remote Sensing and GIS Applications Manager for ICS.
Jehad Obeid from Deir Al-Balah city, Gaza, and Ahmed Jamal, from Shuafat camp in Jerusalem, were shot-dead by IOF this morning.
He said the spirit of Jehad and professional honor of the Army-men overcome the heavily-armed Indian Army during Pak-India war, which made the enemy lick its wounds.