Only the foolish belittle it…

وَجَاهِدُوا فِي ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ

“And strive hard in Allah’s Cause as you ought to strive”


In Fakr ad-deen ar-Razi’s tafseer under the above ayah he quotes Ibn al-Mubarak as saying:

قال عبدالله ابن المبارك: حق جهاده  مجاهدة النفس والهوى

“Struggling against the soul and desires.”

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم المجاهد من جاهد نَفْسَه

Rasool said صلى الله عليه وسلم

” The (true) mujaahid is the one who strives against his own soul.”

Ibn Hibban, Tirmidhi, and Albani believed it to be shaheeh.

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