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Letters

Letter 39

To Amr bin A'as

You have surely made your religion subservient to the worldly seekings of a man whose misguidance is not a concealed affair and whose veil has been torn away. He mars an honourable man with his company and befools those who keep his society. You are following in his footsteps and seeking his favours like the dog that follows the lion looking at his paws and waiting for whatever remnants of his prey fall down to him.

In this way, you have ruined your world as well as the next life, although if you had stuck to the right, you would have got what you were after. If Allah grants me power over you and Ibne Abi Sufyan (Muawiya), I shall award you both recompense of what you have done, but if you escape and survive then hereafter there is only evil for you both; and that is an end to the matter.

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Letter 60

To the officers through whose jurisdiction the army passed From the servant of Allah Ali, Ameerul Momineen to all the collectors of revenue and officers of the realm through whose ...

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Will 23

Made shortly before his martyrdom when he had been fatally wounded by a blow from the sword of (Abd ar.Rahman) Ibn Muljam (the curse of Allah be upon him). ...

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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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