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Instruction 11

Given to the contingent sent to confront the enemy.

When you proceed towards the enemy or he proceeds towards you, the position of your force should be on the approaches of highland or on the edges of mountains or the bends of rivers, so it may serve you as a help and place to return to. Your encounter should be from one side or two sides. Place watchers on the peaks of mountains and the raised sides of the highland so that the enemy may not approach you from any place, whether of danger or safety. And know that the vanguard of an army serves as their eyes, and the eyes of the vanguard are their informers. Beware of dispersal. When you halt do so together and when you move you should move together. When night comes fix your spears in a circle and do not sleep except for dosing or drowsiness.

Letters

Letter 9

To Muawiya Our people (the Quraish) decided to kill our Prophet and to annihilate our root. They created worries for us, behaved with us harshly, denied us ease of life, ...

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Letter 43

To Masqalah bin Hubayrah ash-Shaybani, the Governor of Ardashir Khurrah (Iran). I have come to know concerning you a matter which if you have done it you have displeased your ...

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Letter 22

To Abdullah bin Abbas. Abdullah bin Abbas used to say, "Apart from the Prophet's sayings I did not derive greater benefit from any saying than this one." ...

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