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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 area the army passes.

Now, I have sent an army that will pass by you, if Allah wills. I have instructed them about what Allah has made obligatory on them, namely that they should avoid molestation and evade harm. I hold myself clear before you and those (unbelievers) who are under your protection from any annoyance committed by the army except when one is compelled by hunger and there is no other way of satisfying it. If anyone of them takes anything through force you should punish him. None of you should be silly enough to obstruct them or intervene in matters which we have allowed them by way of exception. I am myself within the army. So, refer to me their high-handedness, and any hardship which is caused by them and which you cannot avert except through Allah and through me. I shall then avert it with the help of Allah, if He so wills.

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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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Will 31

He wrote for Hasan (his son), when Imam encamped at Hadirin on his way back from Siffin. From the father who is (shortly) to die, who acknowledges the hardships of ...

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Letter 78

To Abu Musa al-Ashari in reply to his letter regarding the two arbitrators. Sa`id ibn Yahya al-Umawi has mentioned this in his "Kitab al-maghazi". Certainly, many people ...

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