THE GREATER JIHAAD
There was no other Shaytaan that led Shaytaan (Iblees) astray. His Nafs (carnal desires) led him astray and turned him into Iblees. Overpowering the Nafs holds priority over overpowering the Kuffaar (Non-Muslims). Thus, striving against the Nafs has been referred to as ‘Jihaad-e-Akbar’ i.e. the greater Jihaad.
-Malfooz Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi Rahmatullah Alayh