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24-06-2024 |18 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1445 AH

Greater Jihad

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The jihad of a woman is being a good wife to her husband.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : جِهادُ المَرأةِ حُسْنُ‏ التَّبَعُّلِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- al-Khisal, p. 620, no. 10]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The one who truly wages jihad is the one who combats his self for the sake of Allah.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : المُجاهِدُ مَن جَاهَدَ نَفْسَهُ في اللّه‏ِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 11261]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Jihad of the self is the dowry for Paradise.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : جِهادُ النَّفْسِ مَهْرُ الجَنّةِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4755]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Prevent your self from fulfilling its desires, and make it hold fast to the Book of Allah during misgivings.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : رُدَّ عَن نَفْسِكَ عِند الشَّهَواتِ ، وأقِمْها علي كِتابِ اللّه‏ِ عِند الشُّبُهاتِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam no. 5406]

Description: Imam al-Kazim (a.s.) said, ‘Combat your self to avert it against its desires, for this as incumbent upon you as fighting your enemy.’

الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : جاهِدْ نَفْسَكَ لِتَرُدَّها عَن هَواها ، فإنَّهُ واجِبٌ علَيكَ كجِهادِ عَدُوِّكَ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 399]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) relates, ‘The Prophet (S) dispatched troops [to a mission]. On seeing the returning armies from the battlefront, he said, ‘Blessed are those who have performed the lesser jihad, and have yet to perform the greater one.’ When asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is the greater jihad?’ the Prophet replied, ‘The jihad of the self’, and added, ‘The best jihad is that of one who combats his own self that is between his two sides.’

الإمامِ عليٍّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنَّ رسولَ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) بَعثَ سَرِيّةً ، فلَمّا رَجَعوا قالَ: مَرْحَبا بقَومٍ قَضَوُا الجِهادَ الأصْغَرَ وبَقِيَ علَيهِمُ الجِهادُ الأكْبَرُ . قيلَ: يا رسولَ اللّه‏ِ ، وما الجِهادُ الأكْبَرُ؟ قالَ: جِهادُ النَّفْس . وقالَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أفْضَلُ الجِهادِ مَن جَاهَدَ نَفْسَهُ الّتي بينَ جَنْبَيهِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ma’ani al-Akhbar, p. 160, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The best jihad is combatting one’s self against its desires, and weaning it from the pleasures of this world.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أفْضَلُ الجِهادِ جِهادُ النَّفْسِ عنِ الهَوي ، وفِطامُها عَن لَذّاتِ الدُّنيا.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3232]

Description: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘There is no greater distinction than jihad, and no jihad like combatting one’s self.’

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا فَضيلةَ كالجِهادِ ، ولاجِهادَ كمُجاهَدةِ الهوي .

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 286]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Struggle against your self in Allah’s worship just as one fights one’s enemy, and overcome it just as one overcomes one’s opponent, for the strongest of people is he who has triumphed over his self.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : جاهِدْ نَفْسَكَ عَلي طاعةِ‏اللّه‏ِ مُجاهَدةَ العَدُوِّ عَدُوَّهُ ، وغالِبْها مُغالبةَ الضِّدِّ ضِدَّهُ ؛ فإنّ أقْوي النّاسِ مَن قَوِيَ علي نَفْسِهِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4761]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Gain control of your souls through constant self-struggle.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : امْلِكُوا أنفسَكُم بدوامِ جِهادِها .

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam. no. 2489]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Through constant self-struggle are bad habits overcome.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : بالمُجاهَدَةِ يُغلَبُ سُوءُ العادَةِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 119]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Struggle against the desires of your self and wisdom will enter your hearts.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : جاهِدوا أنفسَكُم علي شَهَواتِكُم‏تَحِلَّ قلوبَكُم الحِكمَةُ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 122]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Controlling the self and combatting with it against its lower desires raises one’s stations and multiplies one’s rewards.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : رَدْعُ النَّفْسِ وجهادُها عن أهْوِيَتِها يَرفَعُ الدَّرَجاتِ ويُضاعِفُ الحَسَناتِ .

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam. no. 5407]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Salvation for the soul is [attained] through self-struggle.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : بالمُجاهَدَةِ صَلاحُ النَّفْسِ .

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam. no. 4319]