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