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Letters

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.

Letters

Letter 18

To Abdullah ibne Abbas, his Governor of Basrah You should know that Basrah is the place where Satan descends and mischiefs happen. Keep the people of this place pleased with ...

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Letter 50

To the officers of his army From the servant of Allah, Ali, Ameerul Momineen to Officers in charge of garrisons: Now, it is obligatory on an officer that the distinction ...

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Instruction 11

Given to the contingent sent to confront the enemy. When you proceed towards the enemy or he proceeds towards you, the position of your force should be on the approaches ...

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