Category Archives: Letters and Deputations

“If I were with him, I would wash his feet”

Presenting a marvelous piece from hadeeth literature: The encounter between Abu Sufyan (then an unbeliever) and Heraclius (Caesar), the King of Byzantine (the Roman Emperor). Kindly note that this historical incident happened after Prophet Muhammad (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) wrote a letter to the King … Continue reading

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A Letter to the King of Oman

“In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah to Jaifer and ‘Abd Al-Jalandi. Peace be upon him who follows true guidance; thereafter I invite both of you to the Call of Islam. Embrace Islam. … Continue reading

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A Letter to Harith bin Abi Shamir Al-Ghassani, King of Damascus

“In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad, Messenger of Allâh to Al-Harith bin Abi Shamir. Peace be upon him who follows true guidance, believes in it and regards it as true. I invite you … Continue reading

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A Letter to Haudha bin Ali

“In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad, Messenger of Allâh to Haudha bin ‘Ali: Peace be upon him who follows true guidance. Be informed that my religion shall prevail everywhere. You should accept Islam, and … Continue reading

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A Letter to Mundhir bin Sawa, Governor of Bahrain

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) despatched ‘Al-‘Ala’ bin Al-Hadrami to the governor of Bahrain, carrying a letter inviting him to embrace Islam. In reply, Al-Mundhir bin Sawa wrote the following letter: “Allâh’s Messenger (Peace be upon him)! I received … Continue reading

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The Envoy to Caesar, King of Rome

Al-Bukhari gave a long narration of the contents of the letter sent by the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to Hercules, king of the Byzantines: “In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad, the slave … Continue reading

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A Letter to Chosroes, Emperor of Persia, and the Story of Abdullah ibn Hudhafah

“In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad, the Messenger of Allâh to Chosroes, king of Persia. Peace be upon him who follows true guidance, believes in Allâh and His Messenger and testifies that there … Continue reading

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Letter to the Vicegerant of Egypt, called Muqawqas

The Prophet (sal-lal-lahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) wrote to Juraij bin Matta, called Muqawqas, vicegerent of Egypt and Alexandria saying: “In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad servant of Allâh and His Messenger to Muqawqas, vicegerent of Egypt. … Continue reading

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A Deputation to Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Negus, king of Abyssinia (Ethiopia), his name was Ashama bin Al-Abjar, received the Prophet’s message, despatched by Amr bin Omaiyah Ad-Damari, which At-Tabari referred to, either late in the sixth year or early in the seventh year A.H. Deep scrutiny … Continue reading

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