5 letters sent by Prophet Muhammad to Kings

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ sent letters to various Kings and leaders of different nations to invite them to Islam. Mostly leaders accepted them with grace but a few arrogant kings tore the letter sent by Holy Prophet  Muhammad ﷺ into pieces.

Today we are going to share the digital copies of the letters sent Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to several leaders. The original copies of these letters rest in the Madina Museum some are displayed in Istanbul. 

Letter to Al Muqawqis of Egypt

In the Hijri’s 6th year, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ sent a letter to Al Muqawqis who was then Egyptian ruler.

  • The subject of the letter was to accept Islam.
  • The ruler was told that if he would convert his religion to Islam and believe in Allah, he would enjoy bounties.
  • His rewards shall be doubled by Allah Almighty.
  • A verse from The Quran was also quoted in the letter. Below is the image of the letter.
Letter sent by Prophet Muhammad to Al Muqawqis of Egypt
Letter sent by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to Al Muqawqis of Egypt

Letter to the King of Persia

Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ also sent a letter to the King of Persia, Chosroes who tore the letter into pieces. You can see below that the letter glued after it was torn.

When Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was informed about the behavior of Chosroes, He said that Chosroes has asked for his destruction.

Later in 654 AD, during the caliphate of Uthman bin Affan رضی اللہ عنہ, persian empired was conquered by Muslims.

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Letter to the King of Ethiopia

Below is the letter sent by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  to Najashi, the King of Ethiopia at that time.

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Letter to the King of Bahrain

Following letter was sent to Munzir ibn Sawa Al Tamimi, the King of Bahrain.

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Letter to the Roman Empire

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  also sent a letter to Hercules of the Roman Empire to preach him about Islam and invite him to convert to Islam. You can find this letter below.

Letter sent by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  to Hercules of Roman Empire
Letter sent by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  to Hercules of Roman Empire

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