"In the Name of All‚h,
the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
From Muhammad, the
Messenger of All‚h to Chosroes, king of Persia.
Peace be upon him who
follows true guidance, believes in All‚h and His Messenger and
testifies that there is no god but All‚h Alone with no associate,
and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. I invite you to
accept the religion of All‚h. I am the Messenger of All‚h sent to
all people in order that I may infuse fear of All‚h in every
living person, and that the charge may be proved against those who
reject the Truth. Accept Islam as your religion so that you may
live in security, otherwise, you will be responsible for all the
sins of the Magians."
ĎAbdullah bin Hudhafa As-Sahmi was
chosen to carry the letter. This envoy carried it to the king of
Bahrain but we do not know as yet if the latter despatched to
Chosroes by one of his men or chose ĎAbdullah himself.
The proud monarch was enraged by the
style of the letter as the name of the Prophet [pbuh] had been put
above his own name. He tore the letter into shreds and forthwith
dictated a command to his viceroy in Yemen to send a couple of
troopers to arrest the Prophet and bring him to his presence. The
governor, Bazan by name, immediately sent two men to Madinah for
the purpose. As soon as the men reached Madinah, the Prophet [pbuh] was informed by a Divine Revelation that
emperor of Persia, had been murdered by his son. The Prophet [pbuh] disclosed to them the news and they were stunned. He added
asking them to tell their new monarch that Islam would prevail
everywhere and outstrip the sovereignty of Chosroes himself. They
hurried back to Bazan and communicated to him what they heard.
Meanwhile, Sherweh, the new monarch sent a letter to Bazan
confirming the news and bidding him to stop any procedures as
regards the Prophet till further notice. Bazan, together with the
Persians in Yemen, went into the folds of Islam, and gladly
signified his adhesion to the Prophet. [Fath