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Jihad in Islam

Jihad is often mistakenly described as "holy war." Explore what the true meaning of Jihad is: a constant struggle to preserve one's faith and defend the rights to freedom of worship.
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What is Jihad?
The word Jihad stems from the Arabic root word J-H-D, which means "strive." Other words derived from this root include "effort," "labor," and "fatigue." Essentially Jihad is an effort to practice religion in the face of oppression and persecution.

Books About Jihad in Islam
What does "jihad" mean to Muslims? These top books, written by scholars of Islam, give an accurate account of what Muslims really believe about this subject.

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