What is the struggle against the self?
Jihad al-nafs is the struggle against evil ideas, desires and powers of lust, anger, and insatiable imagination, placing all of them under the dictates of reason and faith in obedience to God’s commands, and finally, purging all satanic ideas and influences from one’s soul.
This struggle is considered as the major struggle (al-jihad al-akbar) as it is much more difficult than fighting in the battlefield, for in the struggle against the self, one has to constantly battle enemies that are hosted inside his own existence.
Islamic ethical teachings indicate that the one who succeeds in this struggle can rise above and beyond the level of angels, and one who fails in this struggle will descend to a level lower than the level of animals, and may even be grouped among the legions of the devil.
“He has succeeded who purifies it (the soul)” [91:9]
“And he has failed who instills it with corruption” [91:10]
“Tak kisahlah yang pegang title senior, super-senior, nuqoba, amir, amirah atau yang pegang paling banyak mad`u sekalipun, tapi kalau mad`u paling dekat yakni hati tu masih tak terdidik, selagi tulah kamu masih perlukan usrah”
Everything we consume should be halal from the head to toe. What we eat. What we wear and what we love.
Allahumma ballighna ramadhan… :”)
Ya Allah, kuatkanlah hambamu ini dalam menghadapi segala dugaan dan cubaan darimu :’) Tabahkanlah hatiku, Ya Allah :’) Aminnn ~
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