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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: 1213
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: 1291
Instruction77 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas at the Time of His Deputation to Confront the Kharijites Hits: 1336
Instruction76 - Given to `Abdullah ibn `Abbas at the time of his appointment at his Governor of Basrah Hits: 1333
letter75 - To Mu`awiyah, Soon after Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him Was Sworn In. (Muhammad Ibn `Umar) Hits: 1346
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: 1278
letter73 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 1204
letter72 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas Hits: 1365
letter71 - To Mundhir ibn Jarad al-`Abdi Who, in His Administrative Charge, Had Misappropriated Certain Things Hits: 1365
letter70 - To Sahl Ibn Hunayf al-Ansari, His Governor over Medina, About Certain Persons in Medina Who Had Joined Mu`awiyah Hits: 1312
letter69 - To al-Harith (ibn `Abdillah, al-A`war) al-Hamdani Hits: 626
letter68 - To Salman al-Farisi Prior to Imam Ali ibn Aba Talib’s Caliphate Hits: 705
letter67 - To Qutham ibn al-`Abbas, his Governor over Mecca Hits: 580
letter66 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas Hits: 588
letter65 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 673
letter64 - Replying to Mu`awiyah Hits: 473
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: 568
letter62 - To the People of Egypt Sent Through Malik al-Ashtar When He Was Made Governor Hits: 510
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: 618
letter60 - To the Officers Through Whose Jurisdictions the Army Passes Hits: 616
letter59 - To al-Aswad ibn Qutbah, Governor of Hulwan Hits: 535
letter58 - Written to the People of Various Localities Describing What Took Place Between Him and the People of Siffin Hits: 556
letter57 - To the People of Kufah When He Marched from Medina to Basrah Hits: 551
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: 606
letter55 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 557
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: 396
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: 533
letter52 - To the Governors of Various Places Concerning Prayers Hits: 630
letter51 - To His (Land) Tax Collectors Hits: 492
letter50 - To the Officers of His Army Hits: 574
letter49 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 589
letter48 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 541
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: 550
letter46 - To One of his Officers Hits: 484
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: 661
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: 642
letter43 - To Masqalah ibn Hubayrah ash-Shaybani, Governor of Ardashir Khurrah (Persia) Hits: 591
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: 660
letter41 - To One of His Officers Hits: 483
letter40 - To One of His Officers Hits: 573
letter39 - To `Amr ibn al-`as Hits: 534
letter38 - To the People of Egypt When He Appointed (Malik Ibn) al-Ashtar as Their Governor Hits: 595
letter37 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 491
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: 487
letter35 - To `Abdullah Ibn `Abbas after Muhammad Ibn Aba Bakr Had Been Killed (2) Hits: 580
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: 544
letter33 - To Othman ibn al-`Abbas, his Governor over Mecca Hits: 548
letter32 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 538
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: 574
letter30 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 456
letter29 - To the people of Basrah Hits: 641
letter28 - In Reply to Mu`awiyah, One of His Most Elegant Writings Hits: 531
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: 525
instruction26 - Given to One of His Officers Whom He Sent for the Collection of zakat and Charities Hits: 577
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: 514
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: 691
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: 556
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: 583
letter21 - Also to Ziyad Hits: 506
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: 588
letter19 - To One of His Officers Hits: 500
letter18 - To `Abdullah ibn `Abbas, his Governor over Basrah Hits: 607
letter17 - In Reply to a Letter from Mu`awiyah Hits: 530
Instruction16 - He Used to Issue this Instruction to His Followers During Battle Time Hits: 602
Invocation15 - By Imam Ali Ibn Aba Talib, Peace be Upon Him When He Used to Face the Enemy Hits: 635
Instruction14 - To the Army Before the Encounter with the Enemy at Siffin Hits: 530
letter13 - To Two Officers in His Army Hits: 523
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: 561
Instruction11 - Given to the Contingent Sent to Confront an Enemy Hits: 508
letter10 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 625
letter9 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 582
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: 608
Letter7 - To Mu`awiyah Hits: 614
Letter6 - To Mu`awiyah (ibn Aba Sufyan) Hits: 509
letter5 - To al-Ash`ath ibn Qays (al-Kindi), Governor of Azerbaijan Hits: 742
letter4 - To One of the Officers of His Army (3) Hits: 528
document3 - Written to Shurayh ibn al-Harith (al-Kindi), Kufah’s Judge Hits: 672
letter2 - Written to the People of Kufah after the Victory in Basrah Hits: 634
letter1 - Addressed to the people of Kufah at the time of his march from Medina to Basrah Hits: 566
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