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Letter 34

To Muhammad bin Abi Bakr on coming to know that he had taken over the Position of (Malik) al-Ashtar as Governor of Egypt after the latter had died on his way to Egypt.

I have come to know of your anger at the posting of Ashtar in your place, but I did not do so because of any shortcoming on your part or to get you to increase your efforts, but when I had taken away what was under your authority I would have placed you at a position which would have been less exacting and more attractive to you.

The man whom I have made Governor of Egypt was my well-wisher, and very harsh and vengeful towards our enemies. May Allah have mercy on him, as he has finished his days and met his death. I am quite pleased with him. May Allah too accord him His pleasure, and multiply his reward. Now get ready for your enemy and act according to your intelligence. Prepare for fighting him who fights you and calling to the path of Allah. Seek Allah's help exceedingly. If Allah wills He will assist you in what worries you and help you with what befalls you.

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Letter 38

To the people of Egypt when he appointed (Malik) al-Ashtar as their Governor. From the slave of Allah, Ali, Ameerul Momineen to the people who became wrathful for the sake ...

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Letter 44

To Ziad ibn Abih when Ameerul Momineen had come to know that Mnawiya had written to Ziad to deceive him and to attach him to himself in kinship. I have ...

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Letter 4

To an officer in command If they return to the umbrella of obedience then this is all that we want. But if the condition of these people point out towards ...

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