JIHD


JIHD
   a HOLY war or striving with infidels by force or intellectual persuasion to make CONVERTS. Traditionally ISLAM divides the world into dar al-Islam--the realm of Islam, and dar a-harb--the realm of war
   a notion which reflects the idea that war must continue until Islam is the UNIVERSAL RELIGION.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • a´ged|ly — a|ged «AY jihd for adj. 1, 3, n.; ayjd for adj. 2, 4», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having lived a long time; old: »The aged woman was wrinkled and bent. SYNONYM(S): elderly. 2. of the age of: »A child aged six must go to school. 3. characteristic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a|ged — «AY jihd for adj. 1, 3, n.; ayjd for adj. 2, 4», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having lived a long time; old: »The aged woman was wrinkled and bent. SYNONYM(S): elderly. 2. of the age of: »A child aged six must go to school. 3. characteristic of old… …   Useful english dictionary

  • al|gid|i|ty — «al JIHD uh tee», noun. coldness, especially the cold stage of a fever; chilliness …   Useful english dictionary

  • al|gid — «AL jihd», adjective. cold; chilly (used especially of the cold stage of a fever). ╂[< Latin algidus < algēre be cold] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ca|ran|gid — «kuh RAN jihd», adjective, noun. = carangoid. (Cf. ↑carangoid) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|en|gag|ed|ness — «DIHS ehn GAY jihd nihs», noun. the quality of being disengaged …   Useful english dictionary


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