The Prophet Mohammed’s Message to Oman dated to 8 Hijris
This letter marked a turning point in the history of Oman. Omanis willingly accepted the Prophet’s call to Islam and after they became Muslims, they participated actively in strengthening the pillars of the developing Islamic state and in spreading Islam to new regions.
The Prophet’s companion, ‘Amr bin Al ‘Aas, carried the letter to the two brothers, Jaifar and Abd, sons of Al Julanda, the joint rulers of Oman at that time. Sources do not agree, however, on the exact year in which the letter was sent. According to one historical source, the letter was sent after the Peace Treaty of Hudaybiyyah in year 6 of the Hijra. Another source suggests that the letter was sent after Hajjat-al-Wada’ (the Farewell Pilgrimage). Despite the debate over the precise dating of the letter, most sources agree that it was sent after Fat’h Mecca (the Opening of Mecca) in the year 8 of the Hijra.
The letter reads as follows:
“In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. From Mohammed, the messenger of Allah, to Jaifar and Abd, sons of Al Julanda. Peace is upon him who follows the guidance. I am calling both of you, in the name of Islam. You will be safe if you submit to Islam.
I am the Messenger of Allah to all people warn all living that Islam will prevail. I hope you will accept Islam, but if you do not, then you will lose your country, and my horsemen will invade your territory and my prophecy will dominate your country”.