Amru bin Umayyah al-Dhimry our Master Mohammad's delegate, arrived in Habasha
carrying the letter of the Prophet of Islam.
The letter read:
From Mohammad, Allah's Apostle To al-Najashy the King of Habasha
You are safe.
I thank Allah. There is no god but Him, the King, the Holy, the Peace, the
Believer; the Almighty.
I bear witness that 'Isa is Allah's Spirit, and His word He has given to Maryam,
the Virgin, the good, and the chaste. Allah created him with His power as He
created Adam before.
I am inviting you to worship Allah only, to obey Him, to follow me, and to
believe in what has come to me. I am Allah's Apostle. I am inviting you and your
soldiers to worship Allah, the Almighty. I have told and advised you. So, accept
And peace upon him who follows guidance.
Ja'far accompanied our Master Mohammad's delegate on his going to al-Najashy's
palace. First they greeted the King of Habasha. Then he received the Prophet's
letter respectfully. Al-Najashy read the letter. He came down the throne and sat
on the ground to show his humbleness and respect for Allah's Apostle, our Master
Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household). Al-Najashy put the letter on his
eye to show his great respect. Then he ordered his guards to get him an ivory
box to put the letter in. He said: Habasha will be prosperous as long as its
people keeps this letter.
The Prophet's delegate gave the King another letter. The letter asked the King
to allow the immigrants headed by Ja'far bin Abu Talib to come back to their
country. The Muslims were very happy to hear about their repatriation to their
homeland. In the meantime, they thanked al-Najashy for his good hospitality. Al-Najashy
ordered his guards to prepare some ships to bring back the immigrants to the
land of al-Hejaz. He sent his representative with them. The representative was
carrying gifts and a letter of greetings to our Master Mohammad (peace be upon
him and his household). The sails of the ships were raised to start journey, the
Muslims set off. They rejoiced at Allah's victory.