"In the Name of All‚h,
the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Messenger of All‚h to Haudha bin ĎAli.
Peace be upon him who
follows true guidance. Be informed that my religion shall prevail
everywhere. You should accept Islam, and whatever under your
command shall remain yours."
The envoy chosen was Sulait bin ĎAmr
Al-ĎAmiri, who after communicating his message, carried back the
following reply to the Prophet [Pbuh]:
"The Faith, to which you invite me,
is very good. I am a famous orator and poet, the Arabs highly
respect me and I am of account among them. If you include me in
your government, I am prepared to follow you."
The governor then bestowed a reward
on Sulait and presented him with clothes made of Hajr fabric. Of
course, he put all those presents in the trust of the Prophet [Pbuh].
The Prophet [Pbuh] did not accept
Haudhaís demand. He usually turned down such peremptory tone, and
would say that the whole matter was in the Hand of All‚h, Who gave
His land to whoever He desired. Gabriel later came with the
Revelation that Haudha had died. The Prophet [Pbuh], in the
context of his comment on this news, said: "Yamama is bound to
give rise to a liar who will arrogate Prophethood to himself but
he will subsequently be killed." In reply to a question relating
to the identity of the killer, the Prophet said "It is one of you,
followers of Islam." [Za'd