Nahjul Balagha Letter 32

To Muawiya

You have ruined a large group of people whom you have deceived by your misguidance, and flung into currents of your sea where darkness covered them and misgivings them about. As a result they have strayed from the right path and turned on their backs. They turned their backs and pushed forward except those wise ones who came back because left you after understanding you and ran towards Allah away from your assistance when you put them to troubles and strayed them from the middle path. Therefore, O Muawiya, fear Allah about yourself and take away your rein from Satan, since this world is shortly to be cut off from you and the next is near you.