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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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Jehad "As part of the operation, vehicle tyre deflation rounds were discharged directly into the vehicle's tyres by trained firearms officers.
Close up, Jehad gives thumbs up out of train window
Says being kept in solitary confinement Sources said the issue of global jehad will be part of the talks
El Jehad real tambien era un muhabarack que desaparecia por cuatro meses y nadie se atrevia a preguntarle donde habia estado porque no querian escuchar la respuesta.
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.
Total sales in the year exceeded $667 million, which is a positive sign indicating the continuous recovery of petrochemical markets, said TKSC chairman Jehad Al-Hajji.
Mae Jehad Mashhrawi yn gweithio i''r BBC fel golygydd fideo i Wasanaeth Arabaidd y Gorfforaeth yn Gaza.
So long as these groups have official patronage even when they talk of eternal jehad against India, a rational approach to issues is not just difficult, but impossible.
The northern refineries' staff managed to operate the Salah al-Din unit 2, which produces 70 barrels everyday after completing maintenance," Essam Jehad told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, noting that the unit's production was added to the refinery's production to reach more than 300, 0000 barrels, the highest this year.
Jehad Jdid, one of the festival organizers, praised the efforts of the intellectuals and contributors who have helped made the festival a success, hoping this event would contribute to creating an enriching environment to cultivate innovation and knowledge among the young generation.
Jehad al-Rasheed, Yamama Cement's top executive,said in June his firm would offset the impact of an export ban on its earnings by investing abroad if the year-long blockage lasted longer.