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mujahid (pl. mujahidun)  Term Image (mujāhid (pl. mujāhidūn)) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
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Short Description: Literally "one who exerts himself"
Long Description: Literally "one who exerts himself"; refers to those who participate in jihād, as both an inward and outward exertion for the realization of religious objectives.
Source(s): Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, edited by Dr. Joseph Lumbard
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms