Mujahid meaning

mo͝o-jähĭd
One engaged in a jihad, especially as a guerrilla warrior.
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One of the Muslim guerrilla warriors that resisted the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s with the support of the United States and Pakistan.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of mujahid - mujahidin, mujahed

Origin of mujahid

  • Ultimately (partly via Persian) from Arabic mujāhid one who fights in a jihad active participle of jāhada to fight ghd in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition