The Greatest War
A man can have different identities. 
How we purify ourselves.
Win the battle of self, soul, ego, psycho
Higher than angel and lower than animal
Imam Ali AS: the cure is within you, but you do not see, the disease is within you, but you do not sense. 
“Your cure is within you, yet you do not sense it! Your sickness is from you, yet you do not see it! 
You are the open book
You consider yourself a small body; Yet encapsulated within you is the entire universe!”
"You think you are a small entity, but within you is enfolded the entire Universe". The human being has unbelievable ability to reach the highest level.
Stale Marriage; In the beginning the relationship is full of energy and excitement, longest conversations. These conversations sometimes twinkle. 
Faculty of human begin to fight each other. Faculty of reason, Faculty of anger, Faculty of imagination, Faculty of desire

There is need of guidance from our God. 
Allah makes it clear
Ash-Shams (The Sun) 91:7 - 8
وَنَفْسٍ وَمَا سَوَّاهَا

91:7 Consider the human self, and how it is formed in accordance with what it is meant to be. 7
فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا

91:8 and how it is imbued with moral failings as well as with consciousness of God! 8It happens too often on everyday basis.
I have to balance my religiosity, western and eastern values, my parent values and my cultural values and my religion's values.
Jehad of battlefield is not greater than jehad binnafs. Holy Prophet PBUH said to the companions when they were returning from a military campaign:, blessed are those who have come from the minor jehad and now have to undertake the major jehad. The companions asked, we just came from battle, that is minor jehad. They were answered, yes, you came from minor jehad. Now you have greatest jehad. What is that? He said, jehad of your nafs. 
To highlight this point, the Prophet Muhammed, may peace be upon him, told his followers returning from a military campaign: “This day we have returned from the minor jihad to the major jihad,” what he said meant returning from an armed battle to the peaceful battle for self-control and betterment. This major jihad can last much longer and be much more challenging than the minor jihad.

One day you feel spiritually so high, on the other day you feel spiritually so low.
One time you go to mosque 50 days in row, on the other time you don't go to mosque whole year. Sometimes you are ready to wake up for Fajr, other time you play salat al breakfast. Salat al 9 00 am. Because now used to praying. You find the times of human being peaks and troughs spritually. That's why this war is the greatest war. I'm looking everyday of balance. Am I able to achieve that balance or not. 
Tonight, let's examine how that greatest war as described within Holy Quran and teachings of Ahl al Bayt AS. 
How can I become a victor in this greatest war. i could not be at Karbla. But sometimes I feel in Karbla everyday in my life. Let's look at this night 
A fight happening internally; by my reasoning, by my anger, by my imagination, by my desire. By lack of attention of any spouse. Stale. No communication, no make up. 
Only 2 weeks a year vacation and outing is not enough. Make it more frequent and impulsive. 15 00
The community sometimes we take it more important than Allah SWT. The way we are treating with Holy Quran, looks a boring book. Now Apps are there, look for singles and look for married but bored. Zulekha was under attack by imagination and desire. Nafs in the state of war all the time. 
Yusuf (Joseph) 12:24
وَلَقَدْ هَمَّتْ بِهِ وَهَمَّ بِهَا لَوْلا أَن رَّأَى بُرْهَانَ رَبِّهِ كَذَلِكَ لِنَصْرِفَ عَنْهُ السُّوءَ وَالْفَحْشَاء إِنَّهُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا الْمُخْلَصِينَ
12:24 And, indeed, she desired him, and he desired her; [and he would have succumbed] had he not seen [in this temptation] an evidence of his Sustainer's truth: thus [We willed it to be] in order that We might avert from him all evil and all deeds of abomination -for, behold, he was truly one of Our servants. [24] 
Greed, anger, lust, envy; these four don't apply to him (masoom).
She chased him under desire. Shirt was checked, whether it is ripped from behind or front. If from front then you can complain. 
Prophet Yousuf AS made it clear that prison is better for me than what they accused me of. Matter of prestige was there, they put Yousuf AS in the prison 20 00

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