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Letters

Selected Writings of Our Master, Imam Ali ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him,
His Letters to His Enemies and Governors of His Provinces,
Including Selections of His Letters Appointing His Administrative Officers and Injunctions to Members of His Family and Companions

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letter79 - To the Army Officers When Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him Became Caliph Hits: 1155
letter78 - To Abu Musa al-Ash`ari in Reply to the Latter’s Letter Regarding the Two Arbitrators. Sa’id ibn Yahya al-Umawi Has Mentioned this in His Akitab Al-Maghazi Hits: 1236
Instruction77 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas at the Time of His Deputation to Confront the Kharijites Hits: 1283
Instruction76 - Given to `Abdullah ibn `Abbas at the time of his appointment at his Governor of Basrah Hits: 1283
letter75 - To Mu`awiyah, Soon after Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him Was Sworn In. (Muhammad Ibn `Umar) Hits: 1292
Document74 - Written by Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him as a Protocol Between the Tribes of Rabi`ah and the People of Yemen, Taken from the Writing of Hisham Ibn (Muhammad) al-Kalbi Hits: 1220
letter73 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 1155
letter72 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas Hits: 1307
letter71 - To Mundhir ibn Jarad al-`Abdi Who, in His Administrative Charge, Had Misappropriated Certain Things Hits: 1305
letter70 - To Sahl Ibn Hunayf al-Ansari, His Governor over Medina, About Certain Persons in Medina Who Had Joined Mu`awiyah Hits: 1256
letter69 - To al-Harith (ibn `Abdillah, al-A`war) al-Hamdani Hits: 601
letter68 - To Salman al-Farisi Prior to Imam Ali ibn Aba Talib’s Caliphate Hits: 677
letter67 - To Qutham ibn al-`Abbas, his Governor over Mecca Hits: 552
letter66 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas Hits: 561
letter65 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 647
letter64 - Replying to Mu`awiyah Hits: 451
letter63 - To Abu Musa (`Abdullah ibn Qays) al-Ash`ari, Governor of Kufah when Imam Ali ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him learned that he was dissuading the people of Kufah from joining the forces to fight the battle of Jamal when Imam Ali ibn Aba Talib, Hits: 544
letter62 - To the People of Egypt Sent Through Malik al-Ashtar When He Was Made Governor Hits: 486
letter61 - To Kumayl ibn Ziyad an-Nakha`i, Governor of Hit, Expressing Displeasure with His Inability to Prevent the Enemy Forces That Passed Through His Area from Marauding Hits: 596
letter60 - To the Officers Through Whose Jurisdictions the Army Passes Hits: 586
letter59 - To al-Aswad ibn Qutbah, Governor of Hulwan Hits: 512
letter58 - Written to the People of Various Localities Describing What Took Place Between Him and the People of Siffin Hits: 528
letter57 - To the People of Kufah When He Marched from Medina to Basrah Hits: 523
instruction56 - When Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him Placed Shurayh Ibn Hani (al-Madhhaji) at the Head of the Vanguard Preceding Towards Syria, He Issued this Document of Instruction to Him Hits: 581
letter55 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 533
letter54 - To Talhah and az-Zubayr (through Imran ibn al-Hussain al-Khuza’i1). Aba Ja`far al-Iskafi has mentioned this in his “Kitab al-Maqamat on the excellent qualities (manaqib) of Imam Ali ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him.” Hits: 376
Document of instuction53 - Written for (Malik) al-Ashtar an-Nakha`i, when the status of Muhammad ibn Aba Bakr had become precarious and Imam Ali ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him had appointed al-Ashtar as the Governor of Egypt and the surrounding areas. Hits: 510
letter52 - To the Governors of Various Places Concerning Prayers Hits: 601
letter51 - To His (Land) Tax Collectors Hits: 471
letter50 - To the Officers of His Army Hits: 547
letter49 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 561
letter48 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 514
will47 - For Imam al-Hasan and Imam al-Hussain, Peace be Upon Him When (`Abd ar-Rahman) Ibn Muljim (the Curse of Allah be upon him) Struck Him Fatally with His Sword Hits: 521
letter46 - To One of his Officers Hits: 461
letter45 - To `Othman Ibn Hunayf al-Ansari Who Was Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib’s Governor of Basrah When He Came to Know That the People of Basrah Had Invited `Othman to a Banquet which He Attended Hits: 634
letter44 - To Ziyad Ibn Abih When Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him Came to Know That Mu`awiyah Had Written to Ziyad to Deceive Him and to Attach Him to Himself in Kinship Hits: 610
letter43 - To Masqalah ibn Hubayrah ash-Shaybani, Governor of Ardashir Khurrah (Persia) Hits: 556
letter42 - To `Umar Ibn Aba Salamah Al-Makhzami (Foster-Son of the Holy Prophet, Peace be Upon Him from Umm Al-Mu’minin, Umm Salamah) Who Was Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib’s Governor of Bahrain, but Whom He Removed and Replaced with An-nu’man Ibn Ajlan az-Zuraq Hits: 634
letter41 - To One of His Officers Hits: 459
letter40 - To One of His Officers Hits: 541
letter39 - To `Amr ibn al-`as Hits: 502
letter38 - To the People of Egypt When He Appointed (Malik Ibn) al-Ashtar as Their Governor Hits: 570
letter37 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 460
letter36 - To His Brother, `Aqil ibn Aba Talib1, in Reply to His Letter Containing a Reference to the Army Which Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him Had Sent to Meet an Enemy Hits: 462
letter35 - To `Abdullah Ibn `Abbas after Muhammad Ibn Aba Bakr Had Been Killed (2) Hits: 548
letter34 - To Muhammad Ibn Aba Bakr on Coming to Know That He Had Assumed the Position of (Malik) Al-Ashtar as Governor of Egypt after the Latter Had Died on His Way to Egypt Hits: 522
letter33 - To Othman ibn al-`Abbas, his Governor over Mecca Hits: 510
letter32 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 511
commandment31 - He Wrote it for His Son al-Hassan ibn Ali, Peace be Upon Him When He Camped at Al-hazirin on His Way Back from Siffin Hits: 552
letter30 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 430
letter29 - To the people of Basrah Hits: 614
letter28 - In Reply to Mu`awiyah, One of His Most Elegant Writings Hits: 510
instruction27 - Given to Muhammad Ibn Aba Bakr (May Allah Be Pleased with Him), When Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him Appointed Him as Governor of Egypt Hits: 496
instruction26 - Given to One of His Officers Whom He Sent for the Collection of zakat and Charities Hits: 552
instruction25 - Imam Ali ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him used to write the following to whoever he appointed for the collection of zakat and charities. Al-Sharif says the following Hits: 489
will24 - Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib’s Will Regarding How His Property Should Be Dealt With. He Wrote it upon His Return from Siffin Hits: 661
will23 - Made Shortly Before His Death When He Had Been Fatally Wounded by a Blow from the Sword of (`Abd Ar-rahman) Ibn Muljim (The Curse of Allah Be Upon Him) Hits: 531
letter22 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas. `Abdullah ibn `Abbas used to say, “Apart from the Prophet’s statements, I did not derive a greater benefit from any other statement.” Hits: 560
letter21 - Also to Ziyad Hits: 481
letter20 - To Ziyad Ibn Abih,when `Abdullah Ibn `Abbas Was the Governor of Basrah, the Suburbs of Ahwaz, Pars and Kirman, While Ziyad Was His Deputy in Basrah Hits: 552
letter19 - To One of His Officers Hits: 477
letter18 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas, his Governor over Basrah Hits: 575
letter17 - In Reply to a Letter from Mu`awiyah Hits: 502
Instruction16 - He Used to Issue this Instruction to His Followers During Battle Time Hits: 576
Invocation15 - By Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him When He Used to Face the Enemy Hits: 605
Instruction14 - To the Army Before the Encounter with the Enemy at Siffin Hits: 501
letter13 - To Two Officers in His Army Hits: 495
Insstruction12 - Given to Ma`qil Ibn Qays ar-Riyahi as He Was Dispatched to Syria at the Command of a Vanguard Contingent of Three Thousand Strong Hits: 530
Instruction11 - Given to the Contingent Sent to Confront an Enemy Hits: 486
letter10 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 595
letter9 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 562
letter8 - To Jarir Ibn `Abdillah Al-bajali When Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him Sent Him to Mu`awiyah (And There Was a Delay in His Return) Hits: 577
Letter7 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 580
Letter6 - To Mu`awiyah (ibn Aba Sufyan) Hits: 489
letter5 - To al-Ash`ath ibn Qays (al-Kindi), Governor of Azerbaijan Hits: 699
letter4 - To One of the Officers of His Army (3) Hits: 500
document3 - Written to Shurayh ibn al-Harith (al-Kindi), Kufah’s Judge Hits: 646
letter2 - Written to the People of Kufah after the Victory in Basrah Hits: 600
letter1 - Addressed to the people of Kufah at the time of his march from Medina to Basrah Hits: 536
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