The advice of Imam Ali (AS) to tax collectors

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – From the servant of Allah (SWT), Ali, Amiral Momeneen to officials in chare of tax collection: After remembrance of God and greetings, verily a person who does not fear the Day of Judgment, will not send forward any provisions. Know that the responsibility you have undertaken is small but its rewards are great. If there was no punishment for what God has forbidden, like oppression and enmity, then there would not have been any excuse for seeking the reward of abandoning them. Be fair in your relation with people, and be patient for meeting their needs [1].

[1] Nahjul Balagha, Letter Number 51, addressing officials of treasury

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