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The following is the letter sent by Imam Ali (a) through Imam Husayn (a) and Ammar Yasir to the people of Kufa before he proceeded to Basra for the Battle of Jamal.
After the conquest of Basra Imam Ali (a) wrote the following letter to the citizens of Kufa.
Shurayh bin Haarith had been holding an important post during the previous regimes. Imam Ali (a) had also appointed him as a Qadhi (Chief Judge) of Kufa. It was brought to the notice of Imam Ali (a) that he had purchased a house for himself in the city (rather a costly and expensive house, perhaps more expensive and luxurious than his status demanded and that too rather at a cheaper price).
A letter to one of the commanders of his army.
Ash’ath bin Qays was a hypocrite and time-sever. For sometime he attached himself to Imam Ali (a) pretending to be his sincere follower. The ulterior motive behind this was to amass wealth and to grasp power. Imam Ali (a) had appointed him as the Governor of Azarbaijan. He started collecting and procuring wealth by every means possible. When this was reported to Imam Ali (a), he wrote the following letter to Ash’ath: On receipt of this letter he wanted to abscond with the wealth so amassed but good counsels prevailed upon him and he was persuaded by Hujr bin Adi Kindi to got to Imam Ali (a). When his accounts were audited he had to surrender 400,000 dirhams.
The following is a letter to Mu’awiya and in it Imam Ali (a) has used the same principle that he applied on Talha and Zubayr. Imam Ali (a) in this letter has raised all the points which were once quoted against him.
A letter to Mu’awiya, on receiving letters from him based on hypocritical advice and false accusations.
Jarir bin Abdullah Bajali was sent to Damascus. He was carrying a letter for Mu’awiya. Some delay occurred in his return. Imam Ali (a) felt anxious about his safety and wrote the following letter to him:
A letter to Mu’awiya.
A letter to Mu’awiya.
Part of instructions to his marshal when Imam Ali (a) sent him to a battle.
When Imam Ali (a) sent an expedition of 3000 soldiers under Ma’qil bin Qays Riyahi against the Syrians, he issued the following instructions.
Instructions to two of his commanders.
At Siffin Imam Ali (a) gave the following instructions to his soldiers before the battle.
Whenever Imam Ali (a) faced an enemy he invoked Allah in the following words.
[During a battle Imam Ali (a) used to advise his followers in these words.
A reply to a letter of Mu’awiya.
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206 Quotes from Imam Ali (a)