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Letters

Letter 6

To Muawiya bin Abi Sufian

Those who swore allegiance to Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman have sworn allegiance to me on the same basis on which they swore allegiance to them. He who was present has no choice and he who was absent has no right to reject.; and consultation is confined to Muhajirs and Ansars. If they agree on an individual and take him to be Caliph it would be deemed to mean Allah’s pleasure. If anyone keeps out by way of objection or innovation they would return him to the position from where he kept out. If he refuses they would fight him for following a course other then that of the believers and Allah would put him back from where he had run away. By my life, O Muawiya, if you see with your brain without any passion you would find me the most innocent of all in respect of Uthman’s blood and you would know that I was  in seclusion from him, unless you conceal what is quite open to you.

Letters

Letter 55

To Muawiyah Now Allah, the Glorified, has made this world for what is to come hereafter, and put its inhabitants to trial as to which of you is good in ...

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Letter 46

To one of his officers Now, you are one of those whose help I take in establishing religion and with whose help I break the haughtiness of the sinful and ...

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Letter 19

To one of his officers Now, the cultivators of your city have complained of your strictness, hard heartedness, humiliating treatment and harshness. I thought over it and found that since ...

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