(KILLING-NAFS IS JIHAD)
And killing-Nafs with the Sword of Zikr is a Mujahida of temerity. The output (Haasaliyat) of Ilm is the Maratib of Qaza whereas killing the Nafs is Jihad.
(Saying of the Holy Prophet of Allah Hazrat Muhammad Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam)
We reverted to Jihad e Akbar (Mujahida) from Jihad e Asghar (Muslim holy war against disbelievers).
There is difference in the statement of the Fuqaha and Ghazi. A Faqeer does himself the Muhaasba (self-reckoning) of his Nafs and Seekers of Lord also.
What is Ilm? What is Faqar? Ilm is the lamp of the Deen and Faqar is sun of the Deen. What opportunity the lamp has to shine before sun? That person, who is Aamil-Aalim, he becomes a Faqeer in this way. None else other than a Faqeer understands the Kaamil Reality of the Dunya, Satan and Nafs; only God knows or Hazrat Muhammad Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam knows or every that person knows on whom Allah Almighty has done His favor and he has the blessings of Divine because he always remains busy in the Remembrance of Lord. Thus, the Fire of Hell is nearer to the jugular vein of this person: one person is that, who is Aalim; perpetrates in and that sin is proven and second person is that, who is cruel with the orphans and does not fear God; and thirdly that person, who is Jaahil and does not pay heed to the issue of Ilm, eats fatty diets, dresses nice and tries to shine his name (and pomp).
Four Destinations come on the Pathway of Faqar and a brigand is appointed on each Destination: at the Station of Shariyat, Satan is enemy; at the Station of Tareeqat, Nafs is enemy and at the Stations of Haqeeqat and Marifat, Hell and Eden are enemies.
Allah Almighty says: the eye turned not aside nor yet was overbold (53:17)
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