In 6 A.H., the Holy Prophet of Islam dispatched several representatives to rulers and kings of different parts of the world, each with a letter in which he invited them to become Muslims and submit to God’s faith. All these letters had the same purport, that is, the invitation to monotheism and Islamic fraternity.
Since the Holy Prophet’s mission was divine, in obedience to God’s command, consistent with human nature, and meant to lead people to God’s path, it highly impressed such just, truthseeking people as Najashi, Muquqs, and others, so they submitted to Islam. 154
Research made on the collection of the Prophet’s letters indicates that he sent 62 letters to kings, chiefs of tribes and clans, and heads of convents. The texts of 29 of these letters are available. 155
Now we will take a glance at parts of the letters of the Holy Prophet of Islam.
154. Kamil, Vol. 2, p.210; Makatib ul-Rasul, Vol. 1, pp.30-31.
155. Makatib ul-Rasul, Vol. 1, pp.35-41, 60-182.
Adapted from: “A Glance at the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam” by: “Dar Rah Haqq’s Board of Writers”