Now, exchanging replies and listening to your letters, my view has been weak and my intelligence has been erring. When you refer your demands to me and expect me to send you written replies, you are like one who is in deep slumber while his dreams contradict him, or one who stands perplexed and overwhelmed, not knowing whether whatever comes to him is for him or against him.
You are not such a man but you are like him (as you are worse than him). I swear by Allah that, had it not been for (my) giving you time, you would have faced from me catastrophe that would have crushed the bones and removed the flesh. Know that Satan has prevented you from turning to good actions and listening to the words of counsels. Peace be upon those who deserve it.
To Kumayl bin Ziyad an-Nakha`i, the Governor of Hait expressing displeasure on his inability to prevent the enemy forces that passed through his area from marauding. Now, the neglecting ...Learn More
Given to Ma'qil ibn Qays Riyahi when he was dispatched to Syria at the head of a vanguard contingent three thousand strong. Fear Allah before Whom attendance is inevitable, ...Learn More
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