Posted on 07/22/2012 by __socrates

ZAHF زحف
Lit. A swarming multitude.” An army; a military force arrayed for battle.
Qur’an, Surah viii. 15: “O ye who believe I when ye meet the marshaled hosts of the unbelievers, turn not your backs to them.” Hence, battle, combat.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam