The representative of the supreme religious authority; Sheikh Abd Al-Mahdi Al-Karbalai has reminded in the second sermon of Friday's prayer of the 14th of Rajab 1437 AH corresponding to the 22nd April, 2016 held in the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), a side of the letter sent by the Commander of the faithful (peace be upon him) to Malek Al-Ashtar, stating that it includes important principles for the rulers and politicians to ensure the stability of the political and general situation and the citizens matters, the achievement of justice and progress for the whole society. Which came as follows:
"Dear brothers and sisters, we will read a part of the letter of the Commander fo the Faithful (peace be upon him) to Malek Al-Ashtar, which includes important principles for the rulers and politicians to ensure the stability of the political and general situation and the citizens matters, the achievement of justice and progress for the whole society. The Imam (peace be upon him) said:
Do justice for Allah and do justice towards the people, as against yourself, your near ones and those of your subjects for whom you have a liking because if you do not do so you will be oppressive, and when a person oppresses the creatures of Allah then, instead of His creatures, Allah becomes his opponent, and when Allah is the opponent of a person He tramples his plea; and he will remain in the position of being at war with Allah until he gives it up and repents. Nothing is more inducive of the reversal of Allah's bounty or for the hastening of His retribution than continuance in oppression, because Allah hears the prayer of the oppressed and is on the look out for the oppressors.
The way most coveted by you should be that which is the most equitable for the right, the most universal by way of justice, and the most comprehensive with regard to the agreement among those under you, because the disagreement of the common people sweeps away the arguments of the chiefs while the disagreement of the chiefs can be disregarded when compared with the agreement of the common people."