Umar II on Jihad: The best jihad is to fight against one’s desires

Ibn Muflih reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best jihad is the jihad against desires.”

Source: al-Ādāb al-Shar’īyah 3/131

 عن ابن مفلح قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ أَفْضَلُ الْجِهَادِ جِهَادُ الْهَوَى

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