Jihad of Construction or Construction Jihad (Persian: ? ? Jah?d-e S?zandeg?), or simply Jihad (? Jah?d) was one of Organizations of the Iranian Revolution. The organization began as a movement of volunteers to help with the 1979 harvest, but soon was institutionalized and took on a broader, more developmental role in the countryside. It was involved with road building, piped water, electrification, clinics, schools, and irrigation canals. It also provides "extension services, seeds, loans," etc. to small farmers.
|Jihad of Construction|
|? ? Jah?d-e S?zandeg?|
|Country||Islamic Republic of Iran|
|Morteza Aviny (head of Jihad TV Unit)|
During the Iran-Iraq war, the organization held a combat engineering responsibility. They were active in various operation of the war, most notably in Operation Fath ol-Mobin,Operation Beit-ol-Moqaddas,Operation Kheibar, and Operation Dawn 8.
The organization engaged in development activities overseas in Tanzania (from 1987), Ghana and Lebanon (1989), Sudan and Sierra Leone (1991), and Albania (1993). It was also active in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bosnia.
The title for a Jihad member is Jah?dgar (). The title for the commanders is Sard?r-e Jah?dgar ( ).