Nahj al-Balagha Hadith n. 467

Selections from The Sayings and Preaching of Amir al-Muminin Ali ibn Abi Talib (Peace Be Upon Him) Including His Replies to Questions and Maxims Expressed for Various Purposes.
Translated by Sayyid Ali Reza

وقال عليه السلام في كلام له:

Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said in one of his speeches:

وَوَلِيَهُمْ وَالٍ

A ruler came into position over them.

فأَقَامَ واسْتَقَامَ،

He remained upright and made them upright

حَتَّى ضَرَبَ الدِّينُ بِجِرَانِهِ.

till the entire religion put its bosom on the ground.