The Greater Jihad

by Jalal al-Din Rumi

When from the outward fight I turned around
The war inside our soul is what I found:
‘The small Jihad we have just left behind’
For a Jihad of a much greater kind;
The strength from God is what I long to win
Which can uproot Mount Qaf with just a pin,
Don’t overrate the lion which can kill!
The one who breaks himself is greater still.

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~ by B Majnun on November 25, 2007.

One Response to “The Greater Jihad”

  1. Beautiful..

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