So let them fight in the way of God those who sell the life of this world for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of God and is slain or conquers, We shall give him a great wage.
The struggle (jihād) of someone who has not slain the lower self in himself is not sound. The removal of the fear of death from the heart comes first, and then the surrender of the lower self to it.
We shall give him a great wage means, “Our remaining after him is better for him than his life through his lower self.” Their speaker said:
Are you not my compensation for myself? That is honor enough.
Besides you I have no goal, nor anything to request.