Pearl of Wisdom

'Religion is light.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Ibid. no. 213

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1 Imam Ali sent this letter (a) through Imam Husayn (a) and Ammar Yasir
2 After the conquest of Basra Imam Ali (a) wrote the following letter to the citizens of Kufa.
3 To the Qadhi of Kufa, Shurayh b. Haarith when he purchased a costly house
4 A letter to one of the commanders of his army.
5 To the hypocrite Ash'ath bin Qays
6 To Mu'awiya
7 A letter to Mu'awiya, on receiving letters from him based on hypocritical advice and false accusations.
8 Jarir bin Abdullah Bajali was sent to Damascus
9 A letter to Mu'awiya
10 A letter to Mu'awiya
11 Part of instructions to his marshal when Imam Ali (a) sent him to a battle
12 When Imam Ali (a) sent an expedition of 3000 soldiers under Ma'qil bin Qays Riyahi against the Syrians, he issued the following instructions.
13 Instructions to two of his commanders
14 At Siffin Imam Ali (a) gave the following instructions to his soldiers before the battle
15 Whenever Imam Ali (a) faced an enemy he invoked Allah in the following words
16 During a battle Imam Ali (a) used to advise his followers in these words
17 A reply to a letter of Mu'awiya
18 To Governor of Basra Abdullah bin Abbas
19 A letter to one of his governors about the ways of Devine Rule.
20 To Ziyad ibn Abih about misappropriation
21 The following is a letter from Imam Ali (a) to Ziyad ibn Abih.
22 Ibn Abbas says that once Imam Ali (a) advised him in the following words
23 Imam Ali (a) passed the following instructions to his family a little before his martyrdom.
24 Will of Imam Ali(a).
25 Directions to assessors and collectors of Zakat.
26 The following are his (a) instructions to Zakat collectors.
27 When Imam Ali (a) appointed Muhammad bin Abu Bakr as the Governor of Egypt, he gave him the following instructions.
28 The following is a famous reply of Imam Ali (a) to the letter of Mu'awiya
29 The following is a letter to the people of Basra
30 A Letter to Mu'awiya
31 Advice to one of his sons after returning from the Battle of Siffin
32 A letter to Mu'awiya
33 The following letter was written to Qutham bin Abbas
34 To Muhammad, son of Abu Bakr (the 1st caliph)
35 To Abdullah Ibn Abbas ondeath of Muhammad bin Abi Bakr
36 A letter written by Imam Ali (a) to his brother Aqil
37 A letter to Mu'awiya.
38 A letter to the people of Egypt, telling them about Maalik when Imam Ali (a) appointed him as their Governor.
39 A letter to Amr bin Aas.
40 A letter to a commissioner of a province. It could not be ascertained as to whom it was addressed.
41 The following is a letter written to a Governor who left Imam Ali (a) and ran away with Public Treasury
42 A letter which Imam Ali (a) wrote to Umar bin Abi Salama Mukhzumi
43 A letter to Masqala bin Hubayra al-Shaybani who was governor of Ardshir Khurra (Iran).
44 To Ziyad ibn Abih
45 To Uthman bin Hunayf, the Governor of Basra
46 A letter from Imam Ali (a) to one of his governors.
47 To Imam Hasan (a) and Imam Husayn (a)
48 A letter to Mu'awiya.
49 A letter to Mu'awiya.
50 A circular to the chiefs of his army.
51 A letter to the collectors of taxes and revenues.
52 A circular about prayers to the governors of all the provinces
53 An order to Maalik al-Ashtar.
54 To Talha and Zubayr
55 A letter to Mu'awiya.
56 When Imam Ali (a) appointed Shuray bin Hani
57 While leaving Madina for Basra
58 A letter sent by Imam Ali (a) to the people of various provinces, giving them the causes of the Battle of Siffin.
59 To Aswad bin Qatiba, the Governor of Hulwan.
60 The following is a circular-letter sent to those governors and State officers
61 To Kumayl bin Ziyad Nakha'i
62 A letter to the Egyptians
63 To the Abdullah bin Qays
64 A reply to Mu'awiya's letter
65 A letter to Mu'awiya.
66 A letter to Abdullah bin Abbas
67 A letter to Qutham bin Abbas
68 Imam Ali (a) wrote this letter to Salman Farsi, before his caliphate.
69 A letter to Harith Hamdani
70 To Suhayl b. Hunayf, the Governor of Madina
71 Imam Ali (a) had entrusted to Munzir bin Jarud Abdi something which he misappropriated.
72 A letter to Abdullah bin Abbas.
73 A letter to Mu'awiya.
74 A treaty which Imam Ali (a) has worded for Bani Rabi'a tribe and the Yemenites
75 After the Muslims took oath of allegiance to Imam Ali (a)
76 When Imam Ali (a) sent Ibn Abbas as his representative to Basra
77 When Imam Ali (a) sent Ibn Abbas for discussions with the Kharijites
78 Abu Musa Ash'ari (Abdullah bin Qays) wrote a letter to Imam Ali (a)
79 This is the order issued by Imam Ali (a) to his generals when he took over rulership of the Muslim State.
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