Days, months, and years passed. Ja'far and the Muslims heard news. When they
heard good news, they became happy. When they heard bad news, they became sad.
They became happy when the ban the Quraish imposed on Banu Hashim was over. They
became sad when they heard about the death of Abu Talib, the protector of the
Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) and Khadijah's death, our Master
Mohammad's wife, who stood by him and spent her wealth for Islam. The Muslims in
Habasha heard about our Master Mohammad's migration to Madina and the
establishment of the first Islamic State, where the flag of monotheism was
hoisted. They were filled with happiness. The news of the decisive Battle of
Badr, and the victory of Islam over polytheism and idols arrived to them. They
heard about the news of the Battle of Uhud. They were sad to hear about the
Prophet's wounds in the battle. They were happy to hear the news of the Muslims'
victories over the polytheists and the Jews. Their happiness was great when they
heard about the Prophet's letters to the Kings all over the world. The Prophet
(peace be upon him and his household) sent letters to Hercules, the Emperor of
Rome, Kossra, the King of Iran, and al-Mokawkas, the Pharaoh of Egypt.