Ghazi

Posted on 04/01/2012 by marina

GHAZI غازي
One who fights in the cause of Islam. A hero; a warrior. One who slays an infidel. It is also a title of distinction conferred by Muslim rulers upon generals and warriors of renown. In the Turkish Empire the title of Ghazi implies something similar to out “Field Marshal.” The Prophet is related to have said, “God is sponsor for him who goes forth to fight in the road of God, for His satisfaction, and for that of His Prophet. He shall, if he be not killed, return to his home with plunder and rewards. And if he dies, his reward is paradise.” (Mishkat, book xvii c 1.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam