14. A Characteristic that Is the Noblest Holy War

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1-16 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثني عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن هارون بن مسلم، عن مسعدة بن صدقة قال: سئل جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام عن الحديث الذي جاء عن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله "إن أفضل الجهاد كلمة عدل عند إمام جائر" ما معناه؟ قال: هذا على أن يأمره بقدر معرفته وهو مع ذلك يقبل منه وإلا فلا


1-16 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Abdullah ibn Ja’far al-Homayry quoted on the authority of Harun ibn Muslim, on the authority of Mus’adat ibn Sadaqah: Ja’far ibn Muhammad was questioned about the meaning of a narration on the authority of the Prophet (MGB) that says, “The noblest holy war is to say just words in front of an oppressive ruler.” He replied, ‘It means that he should instruct him to do as much as he can understand. This much effort is accepted from him. He has no more duties.’”