Reference: Dhammu al-Kalaam of al-Harawee
Yahyaa bin Yahyaa said:
Defence of the Sunnah is more superior than jihaad in the path of Allaah.
So I said ‘A man spends his wealth, tires his body and strives [in jihaad], so is this one [still] better than him?’ He said:
Yes, by many times!