Combat with the Self

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The true spirit of Islamic spiritual and ethical teachings is reflected in this inspiring collection of sayings from the Prophet Muhammad and the twelve Shia Imams. Humility, moderation, faith, and mercy are among the teachings conveyed in this careful, eloquent translation. The main theme of the book is the greater jihad, or fighting against ones own self. These sayings form the core of Islamic ideals of spiritual and moral perfection, and students of Islamic ethics are often advised to implement one saying per day from this book. The volume itself is an excerpt from the monumental seventeenth-century hadith collection Wasail al-Shiah, and it is the first selection from Wasail al-Shiah to have been translated into English. As such, it is an excellent primary source for any library on Shii hadith.

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al-Shaykh Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Hurr al-'Amuli collected these traditions from such great canonical compilations as al-Kafi to very specific works like al-Zuhd.

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