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Letters

Letter 35

To Abdullah bin Abbas after Muhammad bin Abi Bakr had been killed.

Now, Egypt has been conquered and Muhammad bin  Abi Bakr, may Allah have mercy on him, has been martyred. We seek his reward from Allah. He was a son who was a well wisher, hard worker, sharp sword and a fortress of defence. I had roused the people to join him and ordered them to reach him to help before this incident. I called to them secretly as well as openly repeatedly. Some of them came half-heartedly, some put up false excuses and some sat away leaving me. I ask Allah, to give me early relief from them, for by Allah, had I not been yearning to meet the enemy for martyrdom and not prepared myself for death, I would not have liked to be with these people for a single day nor ever to face the enemy with them.

Letters

Letter 49

To Muawiya This world turns away from the next one. Its devotee achieves nothing from it except it increases his greed and coveting for it. Its devotee is not satisfied ...

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Letter 70

To Sahl bin Hunayf Ansari, his Governor of Madina about certain persons in Madina who had gone over to Muawiya. Now, I have come to know certain persons from your ...

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Letter 29

To the people of Basra Whatever disunity and schism you have is not hidden to you. I have forgiven your wrong-doers and held back my sword from those who ran ...

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