Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
A man came to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and said, "Who is the best among men?" He ﷺ replied, "A believer who strives in the way of Allah with his wealth and life." The man asked again, "Who is next to him (in excellence)?" He ﷺ said, "Next to him is a man who is engaged in worshipping his Rubb in a mountain valley, leaving the people secure from his mischief."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
وعن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه قال: أتى رجل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: أي الناس أفضل؟ قال: "مؤمن يجاهد بنفسه وماله في سبيل الله" قال: ثم من؟ قال: "مؤمن في شعب من الشعاب يعبد الله ويدع الناس من شره" ((متفق عليه))