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Holy war in the defense of Islam or Muslim liberty.
Jihad is to struggle, fight, or strive in the way of God. This does not always mean fighting with violence, but also daily struggles. Trying to be a good Muslim is jihad.
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(noun) A person who sits on the front porch and intimidates, says negative things, or otherwise makes things unpleasant for those nearby.
The boys walked past the house of old man Thompson, the neighborhood porch dick, who always assumed they were up to no good.
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a word that has been interpreted a million different times and a million different ways.

radical Translation: kill anyone that is not muslim

educated Translation: War within oneself; struggle to find the true meaning of islam
people of little intellect often interpret the meaning of jihad, and a think it means blood shed.
by krupa May 26, 2004
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More than one Jihad; multiple holy wars.

Also, a word that will likely give you an uncontested victory over your feeble-minded opponents in Scrabble.
When Molly used the word Jihads in Scrabble, Colton got so angry he threw a fit, flung the Scrabble board across the room, and promised perpetual Jihads against her and her family.
by Frogmartian June 14, 2010
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Jihad is often translated as "Holy War", although a closer translation from its arabic origins is "struggle towards good", whether that means internal strife or fighting against those who attempt to destroy Islam.

Also note, the word Jihad does not mean to kill infidels as is often said by racist fatherless children ie-bastards, but rather defend Islam against those who wish to destroy it. Islam does not say to conquer the world and enslave or kill all infidels.
Ahmad has been trying to avoid drinking alcohol while in college, he is on a personnel jihad against alcohol and peer-pressure.
by rasul July 04, 2004
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Jihad, widely but perhaps loosely translated as 'struggle', a religious word that on a personal level is a spiritual struggle on a small-scale eveyday matter, the Jihad results in a form of abstinence, so to place a Jihad on selling drugs, is to recognise the immorality of the action, remind oneself not to sell drugs, or abstain from selling drugs if one already does so.
To rid yourself from an evil as such.
Religious Extremists might, I suppose, take the 'ridance of an evil' to such levels as a war on Infidels/corrupt Western civilisation but I have never met a Fundamentalist Muslim Extremist and so would not know.
I put a Jihad on Racists, I will avoid them and rid myself of racist thoughts or ideas.

I put a Jihad on Kentucky Fried chicken

My Dad thought it would be best to put a Jihad on my Religious Extremist Boyfriend, hence him not being allowed in our house.

I put a Jihad on farts.
by Annitahspv June 28, 2006
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