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jihad al-akbar  Term Image (al-jihād al-’akbar) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: Greater holy war.
Long Description: The inward holy war against passions and ignorance. On returning from a campaign against the infidels the Prophet said: “We have come back from the lesser holy war to the greater holy war.”
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms