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    Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem


    Jihad An-Nafs


    Jihad An-Nafs is indeed a type of Jihad in the Cause of Allah. In fact, this type of Jihad is the biggest Jihad of all, while Jihad against the Kuffar is only a part of this Jihad.

    When the term "Jihad" is mentioned, the first meaning that frequently comes to the minds of many people is fighting on the battlefield. Yet, this is only one type of Jihad, for Jihad has a much wider scope of meanings. The scholars of Islam, such as Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim,
    explained the grades, types and rules of Jihad at length. Ibn Al-Qayyim said in his famous book, Zad Al-Ma'ad, "Jihad is four types: Jihad An-Nafs (one's self); Jihad Ash-Shaytan (Satan); Jihad Al-Kuffar (the disbelievers) and Al-Munafiqin (the hypocrites); and Jihad Ahlu (those who indulge in) Ath-Thulm (injustice), Al-Bid'ah (innovation in the religion) and
    Al-Munkarat (sin and evil).

    Jihad An-Nafs, which means one's striving against his heart's wants and desires, is also four types:

    First: Striving hard to learn the correct guidance and the religion of truth, meaning Islamic Monotheism, without which the soul will have no success or happiness in this life or in the Last Life. When the Nafs (soul) does not acquire knowledge in the religion, it will be
    miserable in both places of dwelling, this life and the Life After.

    Second: One's striving hard against his own self to implement what he has learned. Knowledge without implementation will be of no benefit, and it may even bring about harm.

    Third: Striving to deliver the Message and teach it to those who do not have knowledge in it. Otherwise, one will be among those who hide the Guidance and the Clear Proofs that Allah has sent down. Such are those whose knowledge will neither bring about benefit for them nor safety from Allah's punishment.


    Fourth: Striving to be patient while facing the hardships of conducting the Da'wah (calling people) unto Allah, while disregarding the threat of being harmed by other Muslims as well as the enemies of Islam, all the while striving to endure all these difficulties."

    This is a short summary of the aspects and situations concerning which every Muslim should observe patience while performing Jihad against his own self. Jihad An-Nafs is indeed a type of Jihad in the Cause of Allah. In fact, this type is the biggest Jihad of all, while Jihad against the Kuffar is only one aspect of this Jihad.

    Every Muslim must first strive hard to train himself to be obedient to Allah, as follows:


    1 — Striving to acquire knowledge in the religion and understand Allah's Words (the Noble Quran) and His Messenger's Sunnah.


    2 — Striving hard to implement what one has learned, for the purpose behind Muslims seeking knowledge in the religion is to implement it. If this not the case, and as Ali bin Abi Talib has stated, then knowledge of the religion will be lost or will become useless. Muslims must learn their religion, including acquiring knowledge in all types of Jihad,
    in order to implement Islam in their lives. Sometimes, Muslims learn what the Prophet has said regarding a certain matter of the religion, yet, some of them become lazy with regards to implementing this Sunnah. This is one reason why one should also strive hard to perform Jihad An-Nafs, so that he will obey Allah on a constant basis.


    Striving hard to acquire knowledge in the religion and then implementing this knowledge should be followed by calling on the people to do the same. It is a bounty from Allah that one knows what Allah requires from him. Therefore, one should convey this Message so others can acquire the same bounty. It is a fact of life that when one takes the job of
    calling people unto Allah, he sometimes faces difficulties and even calamities and trials in this regard. Muslims must then be patient in the face of such difficulties and hardships.

    Those who want to perform this great type of JihadAn-Nafs must therefore be patient while learning and implementing the religion and delivering the Message, and must also be
    patient with the trials that they may face while trying to fulfill this obligation.

    Many Hadiths mention the virtues and benefits of Jihad An-Nafs, as follows:


    The Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu Alayhi Wasallam, said, what translated means, "The best Jihad is for one to perform Jihad against his own self and against his desires."

    Also, the Prophet said, what translated means, "Jihad against one's ownself in the Cause of Allah is the best Jihad." [At-Tabarani].

    Furthermore, Imams Ahmad, Al-'Hakim and Ibn `Hibban reported the Messenger of Allah said during his Farewell Hajj, what translated means, "Should I inform you of who the Mu'min is? It is he who people are secure from him with regards to their wealth and their own selves. The Muslim is he who people are safe from (being harmed by) his tongue and hand. The Mujahid is he who performs Jihad An-Nafs in the obedience of Allah. And
    the Muhajir (the migrant in the Cause of Allah) is he who abandons error and sin."

    Jihad An-Nafs, therefore, has a high rank in Islam. Muslims are required to perform this type of Jihad, and they certainly have a good example in the Messenger of Allah, who perfected Jihad An-Nafs in all its types, as the following examples demonstrate:


    Imam Muslim reported that Abu Hurayrah narrated, "The Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu Alayhi Wasallam, used to command us to say the following when we go to bed, `O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the Mighty Throne! Our Lord and the Lord of everything! Who causes the seed grain and the date stone to split and sprout, Who sent down the Torah, the Gospel and the Furqan (the Criterion, the Quran). I seek refuge with You from the evil of every living thing that you control by its forelock. O Allah! You Are the First, nothing is before You; the Last, nothing is after You; the Most High, nothing is above You; and the Most Near, nothing is nearer than You. Pay our debts for us and enrich us from poverty.'"


    Also, Imam Muslim reported that the Messenger of Allah used to say, "O Allah! Give my soul its righteousness and purify it. You, only You, are the best Whom can purify it, for You Are its Wali (Protector, Supporter, etc.) and Lord." Furthermore, the Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu Alayhi Wasallam, used to say these words before he commences his speeches, "All thanks are to Allah, Whom we thank, depend on and ask for forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils in ourselves and from our evil deeds. He whom Allah guides will never be misled, and he whom Allah does not guide will never be rightly guided."[Muslim].

    The Messenger of Allah used to teach these words to his companions just as he used to teach them the verses of the Quran. These Hadiths indicate that Jihad An-Nafs is an important aspect of the religion. Muslims are thus required to strive hard to acquire knowledge in the various aspects of Islam, such as the obligations, the prohibitions, matters of Creed, etc. Then, Muslims are required to practice their knowledge, call people unto Islam and endure the harm and hardships that may touch them while trying to convey the Message.

    As for those who ignore the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu Alayhi Wasallam, concerning Jihad An-Nafs, they will suffer from confusion and disarray. Some of these people, such as Ahlu Al-Kalam (philosophers, those who rely on opinions, etc.), strive hard to learn the knowledge, but they ignore the importance of working the good deeds
    and implementing that knowledge.

    Other Muslims, on the other hand, practice Islam without first acquiring knowledge in it, such as the case with the Sufis and those who follow their misguided ways. Such people comprise a significant portion of the Muslim Ummah nowadays and play a major role in discouraging the Muslims from learning knowledge of the religion. These people worship Allah with ignorance and thus fall into numerous innovations and misguidance.

    Others strive hard to call people unto Islam without knowledge in what they call the people unto. Such people are the reason why many evils, innovations and misguidance flourish in the Ummah today.

    Those who seek to take the Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu Alayhi Wasallam, as their example and role model, are encouraged to perform and observe all the four types of Jihad An-Nafs explained by Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim.


    The Muslim Creed September 2003 Vol. 11 No. 9
    For Fatwas: Islam Q&A

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    salaam sister
    i adveice you to read and think more deeply before u post a thread and do not be mugallidhuns{blind followers}

    This Hadith is about the Prophet of Allah (pbuh) informing his companions, on the way home from the Tabuk expedition, that they were leaving the lesser jihad (the jihad of the battlefield) and approaching the greater jihad (jihad against oneself).


    The scholars and collectors of Hadith agree that this Hadith is, at best, daeef (weak) and is likely fabricated. This ridiculous Hadith does not even need a scholarly opinion to see its weakness. A believing person whose heart is open to truth will see that this did not come from the manhaj or methodology of the Prophet (pbuh). The people who site this Hadith say 'It is better to fast and control your hunger, pray and control your lusts than to go and physically fight Jihad.' This anti-Jihad ideology drowns in its lack of sense and is an innovation into the deen of Allah. This feeble attempt at escaping truth has caused the all of our Ummah nd continues to allow our people to be oppressed.

    There are some Hadith that are unanimously agreed upon by all scholars, students of knowledge, and laymen. These adith are in Sahih Bukhari. With the permission of Allah, these Hadith will make clear the fact that Jihad of the battlefield is the greatest jihad

    Volume 4, Book 52, Number 44: Narrated Abu Huraira: A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward)." He replied, "I do not find such a deed."

    Then he (pbuh) added,"Can you, while the Muslim fighter is in the battle-field, enter your mosque to perform prayers without cease and fast and never break your fast?" The man said, "But who can do that?" Abu- Huraira added,"The Mujahid (i.e. Muslim fighter) is rewarded even for the footsteps of his horse while it wanders about (for grazing) tied in a long rope."

    Volume 4, Book 52, Number 46: Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying,"The example of a Mujahid in Allah's Cause-- and Allah knows better who really strives in His Cause----is like a person who fasts and prays continuously. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and the spoils of war."

    These two Hadith are sufficient as evidence that to sit at home and remember Allah and to fast and make salat all night is not like the one who leaves his land of residence and fights in Allah's cause. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) explained that to fast, pray in the mosque, and remember Allah continuously while the Mujahid hasgone to war is the only way one could receive the level of honor given to the soldier of Allah by Him. A Mujahid may be gone for months or years and it is obvious that no one could fast and pray without ceasing for that long.

    The reason why Jihad of the battlefield is greater is because it contains the Jihad of self as well of the Jihad of the battlefield and they must be fought simultaneously. The Mujahid will have to fight his desires while he also fights his physical enemies. The Mujahid will sleep little and eat less. His meals will be the plainer than the meals of our domestic animals. He will pray where he can be shot and rest where he can be slain. He will trust in Allah, rely on his brothers and find safety in fear. He will fight the shaytan whose whisper will instructs the Mujahid to flee from the battlefield and to return home to the temporal, deceptive, and measely luxuries of this life. He will remember Allah most often because he will become acquainted with death like an owl is acquainted with night. He will look down at any portion of the Earth and see his grave. He will call on Allah until there is no more breath to call with and the angel of Death escorts him to the gates of Paradise. Anyone with even a vague shadow of understanding will see that the Jihad of the battlefield includes the Jihad of self and its difficulty is compounded. Allah says (what has been translated as)

    "Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) and emigrated and strove hard and fought in Allah's Cause with their wealth and their lives are far higher in degree with Allah. They are the successful." (9:20)


    may ALLAH guide me and u all..ameen

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    • #3
      Re: Jihad an Nafs

      deep down even um abdullah is a lil sufified :hidban:
      Some claim that u are like any one of us, But who can claim, to have visited the Arsh? We say bashr, but respect is also due. For mankind are like rocks, but a pearl are u. U travelled the 7Heavens, and ur eyes did not lie. For Jibril could not pass, but u, O Madani, glided by.

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      • #4
        Re: Jihad an Nafs

        and you can read deep down to her soul ?:scratch:
        Ibn Sirin said, "This knowledge (i.e. Hadith) is the Religion, so be careful from whom you take your religion."

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        • #5
          Re: Jihad an Nafs

          Originally posted by nopah View Post
          and you can read deep down to her soul ?:scratch:
          yeh i can read urs too, it has idiot written all over it

          Some claim that u are like any one of us, But who can claim, to have visited the Arsh? We say bashr, but respect is also due. For mankind are like rocks, but a pearl are u. U travelled the 7Heavens, and ur eyes did not lie. For Jibril could not pass, but u, O Madani, glided by.

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          • #6
            Re: Jihad an Nafs

            Originally posted by MMS View Post
            yeh i can read urs too, it has idiot written all over it

            wow, amazing what a sufi mind and a prozac can do to you
            Ibn Sirin said, "This knowledge (i.e. Hadith) is the Religion, so be careful from whom you take your religion."

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            • #7
              Re: Jihad an Nafs

              Originally posted by battar View Post
              salaam sister
              i adveice you to read and think more deeply before u post a thread and do not be mugallidhuns{blind followers}
              maybe its you who should be doing that.


              The scholars and collectors of Hadith agree that this Hadith is, at best, daeef (weak) and is likely fabricated. This ridiculous Hadith does not even need a scholarly opinion to see its weakness.

              the Hadith is not ridiculous. If you understand what the inner Nafs can do to you, you will understand that the greatest of Jihad is indeed with the inner nafs. And the blessed Prophet(s.a.w) is right. If we start thinking over the verses of the Quran, it is clear that the jihad is first against your lower self. Against your evil desires, your nafs, lust, sins, infidelity and than the other. Anyone can participate in physical Jihad, but not anyone can overcome his lower self.

              You have quoted verses of the Quran. But have you understood the history behind it? When it was revealed? the situation it was revealed? the people involved?

              You have to understand the verses in the Holy Quran, regarding physical Jihad, by understanding the history, situation behind it etc and not just assume, its talking about physical jihad.

              Instead of calling the sister a blind follower, i advice you to keep silent(me included) over issues that you are not familiar of, rather than copying pasting articles from other sites. your whole post was copy paste, unless you owned the site it was taken from of cos.
              My heart has secrets to tell you.. I'll tell you with my eyes..
              http://lost-inthecall.blogspot.com

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              • #8
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                actually, for many people, they need to do jihad of their nafs to help them do physical jihad, for many find it hard to do physical jihad because their evil nafs (amara bis-su') tells them not to.

                and every Muslim must do jihad an Nafs, while not all can do physical jihad, like women, old people who are weak, the sick ..etc.
                but all of them have to do jihad an Nafs, they all have a nafs that they need to discipline and control.
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                • #9
                  Re: Jihad an Nafs

                  Originally posted by Um Abdullah View Post
                  actually, for many people, they need to do jihad of their nafs to help them do physical jihad, for many find it hard to do physical jihad because their evil nafs (amara bis-su') tells them not to.

                  and every Muslim must do jihad an Nafs, while not all can do physical jihad, like women, old people who are weak, the sick ..etc.
                  but all of them have to do jihad an Nafs, they all have a nafs that they need to discipline and control.
                  They are equally important. We must strive to do both.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jihad an Nafs

                    Qitaal Feesabilillah is by me the greater of the two, but jihad-an-nafs still exists as a concept i think.
                    "Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes"

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                      Last edited by Um Abdullah; 29-06-07, 06:16 PM. Reason: changed my mind
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                      • #12
                        Re: Jihad an Nafs

                        Originally posted by luqman-haqq View Post
                        maybe its you who should be doing that.





                        the Hadith is not ridiculous. If you understand what the inner Nafs can do to you, you will understand that the greatest of Jihad is indeed with the inner nafs. And the blessed Prophet(s.a.w) is right. If we start thinking over the verses of the Quran, it is clear that the jihad is first against your lower self. Against your evil desires, your nafs, lust, sins, infidelity and than the other. Anyone can participate in physical Jihad, but not anyone can overcome his lower self.

                        You have quoted verses of the Quran. But have you understood the history behind it? When it was revealed? the situation it was revealed? the people involved?

                        You have to understand the verses in the Holy Quran, regarding physical Jihad, by understanding the history, situation behind it etc and not just assume, its talking about physical jihad.

                        Instead of calling the sister a blind follower, i advice you to keep silent(me included) over issues that you are not familiar of, rather than copying pasting articles from other sites. your whole post was copy paste, unless you owned the site it was taken from of cos.

                        Among the erroneous notions aimed at stifling the spirit of Jihad in this Ummah is the idea of 'greater' and 'lesser' Jihads. According to this belief, striving against desires of the self is considered the Greater Jihad, which makes the Jihad of the battlefield the Lesser Jihad. This idea is based upon a story mentioned by Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi in his book, The History of Baghdad, by way of Yahya ibn al 'Ala', who said,

                        We were told by Layth, on the authority of 'Ata', on the authority of Abu Rabah, on the authority of Jabir, who said, "The Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) returned from one of his battles, and thereupon told us, 'You have arrived with an excellent arrival, you have come from the Lesser Jihad to the Greater Jihad - the striving of a servant (of Allah) against his desires.'''

                        This concept, despite the fact that it is based on a hadeeth, can be refuted from several aspects, of which we shall mention the following.

                        Firstly:

                        This hadeeth cannot be used to establish proof, for Al-Bayhaqi has said regarding it, "Its chain of narration is weak (da'eef)". As-Suyuti also pronounced a verdict of weakness on it in his book, Al Jami' As-Saghir.

                        Somebody might claim that da'eef (weak) ahadeeth can be accepted in matters of supererogatory virtuous deeds. This is unacceptable, for we do not believe that Jihad can be a supererogatory deed. Indeed, how can it be so when the Messenger of Allah (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) has said that the asceticism of his Ummah lies in Jihad?

                        Furthermore, anybody who follows up on Yahya ibn al 'Ala', the narrator of the hadeeth, will find in his biography things which will make him forsake the man's ahadeeth. Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani said about him in Al-Taqrib, "He was accused of forging Ahadeeth." Adh-Dhahabi said in Al-Mizan, "Abu Hatim said that he is not a strong narrator, Ibn Mu'in classified him as weak, Ad-Daraqutni said that he is to be neglected, and Ahmad bin Hanbal said that he is a liar and a forger of ahadeeth."

                        Secondly:

                        This hadeeth explicitly contradicts clear verses of the Quran. Allah the Mighty, the Majestic, says, (Translation of the Meaning),

                        "Those believers who sit back are not equal to those who perform Jihad in the Path of Allah with their wealth and their selves. Allah has favored those who perform Jihad with their wealth and their selves by degrees over those who sit back. To both (groups) has Allah promised good, but Allah has favoured the Mujahideen with a great reward, by ranks from Him, and with Forgiveness, over those who sit back. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most- Merciful." (Quran 4:95-96)

                        Thirdly:

                        This hadeeth contradicts mutawatir (mass-narrated) ahadeeth which have been reported from the Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhee wa sallam), and which make plain the excellence of Jihad. We will mention a few of these.

                        "A morning or an evening spent in the Path of Allah is better than the world and all it contains." [Bukhari and Muslim]

                        "Standing for an hour in the ranks of battle in the Path of Allah is better than standing for sixty years (in prayer)." [Sahih Al-Jami']

                        Abu Hurayrah (radiallaahu 'anhu) said, "Is any of you able to stand in prayer without stopping, and to fast continuously for as long as he lives?" The people said, "Oh Abu Hurayrah! Who could endure that?" He said, "By Allah! A day of a mujahid in the Path of Allah is better than that."

                        The claim of those who say that the 'struggle against the self' is the Greater Jihad because the individual is put to test by day and by night, may be refuted by the following hadeeth:

                        On the authority of Rashid, on the authority of Sa'd (radiallaahu 'anhu), on the authority of one of the Companions, that a man said, "Oh Messenger of Allah! Why is it that the believers are all put to trial in their graves, except for the martyrs?" He (salallaahu 'alayhee wa sallam) said, "The clashing of swords above his head was sufficient trial for him." [Sahih Al-Jami']

                        Fourthly:

                        This erroneous and slanderous notion involves injustice and wrong to the status of the Mujahideen. Allah (Ta'aala) has ordered us to practice justice in our verdicts, saying, (Translation of the Meaning),

                        "Be just, it is closer to piety; and fear Allah. Allah is aware of what you do." (Quran 5:8)

                        Is it any part of justice and fair treatment for us to say that our brethren in the land of attention and battle are in a lesser Jihad when the mines are exploding beneath their feet, with the result that their bodies fly into the air, and their limbs and blood are scattered all over, to the extent that their pure corpses cannot be contained in a grave?

                        And that is for the sake of Allah, and if He wills, He may bless the limbs of a body torn to pieces. Were these youths in a lesser Jihad, while our fasting, and breaking our fasts on the most delicious of food are then a greater Jihad? By Allah! This is an unequal measure, and if you were to put the matter before the most knowledgeable people on earth, they would never arrive at such a disparate verdict.

                        Fifthly:

                        The Egyptian, Dr. Muhammad Amin says, in his book, The Path of Islamic Propagation,

                        Jihad of the self and Jihad by wealth, if they do not lead one to establish the Call of Truth, and to stand beside it, enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong, and contributing one's life and wealth in the Path of Allah, are deficient Jihads containing inadequacy. It is astonishing that the hour of testing and of severity, in which the feet are shaken and the heart reaches the throat, can be called the Hour of the Lesser Jihad, while the hours of safety and comfort in secure homes, in the midst of one's family and friends, can be called hours of the Greater Jihad! In the like of such appellations do the holders-back rejoice in their sitting behind from obeying the Messenger of Allah (salallaahu 'alayhee wa sallam) and his Companions (radiallaahu 'anhum)? Such people find contentment and comfort in this way, while in reality they only deceive their weak souls, for the true values of the deeds are entirely the opposite.

                        Finally, we conclude with some verses which were sent by the Mujahid scholar Abdullah bin Al-Mubarak, from the land of Jihad to his friend Al-Fudayl bin Ayyadh, who used to preach to the rulers and make them cry, yet did not seek any payment, being a sincere worshipper.

                        Oh worshipper of the Two Holy Sanctuaries, if you could only see us, You would see that you, in your devotions, are only playing. If you are one whose cheek is tinged with his tears, Then our chests are dyed with our blood.

                        The Pretended Jihad

                        Some people may be astonished when they hear a person describing Jihad in person as a lesser Jihad, or who deems fighting in the Path of Allah (Ta'aala) little in comparison to other acts of devotion. However, if we pursue the lives of these people, look at their histories and investigate the reason for their confusion regarding the matter, we will find that the explanation for their stance is simple. These are the people who's people undervalue Jihad and give priority to studying in universities, writing in magazines, and giving speeches in conferences over fighting and being martyred. By examining their lives, one will find a common denominator, which brings them together in deficiency and unites them in their viewpoint.

                        The common denominator among the feeble and those who hold back from Jihad (the people of theories and concepts) is that they have not participated in Jihad. The opportunity has not presented itself to these people (by the Will of Allah Ta'aala), nor have they had the good fortune to join a camp of Mujahideen. In such a camp there is a lack of luxuries and a scarcity of necessities which would make them feel the difference between a day in the camp and a similar day in the university with its food, entertainment, and air-conditioned class rooms.

                        How can these people recognise the true value of Jihad when they have not participated in the regiments of war nor entered into the arenas of tumult?

                        If a man plunges into a single battle, it will be sufficient to correct all his misconceptions. The Mujahid, in only a few hours, may see things whose horror would make children grey-haired: bombs and splinters sweeping away the souls of the most beloved of his brethren who shared with him his travelling, training, ribat (guarding the front line), and Jihad. What will be the situation of these people when the rockets and shells are exploding over their heads and beneath their feet? How will it be when they see with their very own eyes the scattering of arms, legs and intestines so that a healthy body with well-proportioned limbs will become handicapped, dismembered, or paralysed?

                        This then is the underlying reason for the confusion on the part of those who underrate Jihad.

                        In a few hours or days, the Mujahid sees, with his own eyes, such hardships, trials, and tribulations, as others do not see in decades. It will be impossible for anyone who engages in this experience of Jihad to equate physical Jihad with other pacifistic means of Dawah. Therefore, anyone who disputes with the Mujahid in the issue of Jihad or who calls people to abandon fighting should join a camp, even if only as a servant. Or he should participate in a battle even if only as a cook. Then after that, we will see if, in his opinion, the pen is equal to the Kalashnikov.

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                        • #13
                          Na'am.....

                          Originally posted by RashidD View Post
                          Qitaal Feesabilillah is by me the greater of the two, but jihad-an-nafs still exists as a concept i think.
                          Jihad'al Qhitaal is quite clearly the greatest jihad in light of the evidence and indeed jihad'ul Nafs is a branch of jihad but not in any way the greatest when compared to physical fighting.

                          Therefore in fact Akhy Battar is quite correct in stating this masha'allah.

                          For concise evidence please refer to this thread for further clarity where an outline is given for this: http://ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115440&page=3

                          Jezak'allah.
                          Last edited by Fudhayl; 01-07-07, 09:53 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Jihad an Nafs

                            Originally posted by RashidD View Post
                            Qitaal Feesabilillah is by me the greater of the two, but jihad-an-nafs still exists as a concept i think.
                            What garbage are you talking about ?

                            Didnt the Prophet PBUH tell you what the greatest Jihad is ?

                            And who are u gonna make Qital against and with who on your side ? :D .

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                            • #15
                              Well.....

                              Originally posted by al faqeer View Post
                              What garbage are you talking about ?

                              Didnt the Prophet PBUH tell you what the greatest Jihad is ?

                              And who are u gonna make Qital against and with who on your side ? :D .
                              Please read Akhy Battar's post above and the dalil presented on the link I have posted also to find clearly Jihad al Qhitaal is quite clearly Jihad al Akbar alhamdulillah.

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