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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam
by Yahiya Emerick 2002 | Appendix D Glossary

Jihad “To struggle, strive or exert.” Often mistranslated as holy war, this term can apply to any exertion in God’s cause. Examples range from going to school and a woman making the Hajj to fighting a war or giving up a bad habit.