The great Jihad

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Musa Kazim (AS) who narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) sent a military group for Jihad and when they returned, he praised them and said: Well done to a group who just completed the lesser Jihad and the great Jihad is now their duty. The Prophet (PBUH) was asked, what is the great Jihad and he answered: Jihad against the egoistic desires. The Prophet (PBUH) then added: The superior Jihad is to combat the egoistic desires which exist amongst you [1,2,3,4,5].

[1] Ma’aniul Akhbar, Page 160.
[2] Amaali Alsadooq, Page 279.
[3] Alekhtesaas, Page 240.
[4] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 7, Page 65.
[5] Alkafi, Vol. 1, Page 330.

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