‘Jihad’ means to make an utmost effort to achieve some objective. Most this word, in the Quran has been used in sense of struggle and strife while the term ‘Qital’ has been used for war. However, both ‘Jihad’ and ‘Qital’ are being used, these days as synonymous terms. Hence, ‘Jihad’ is used in the sense of armed battle in this article as well.