Umar informed us; he said: Ya'qub lbn Muhammad alZafari related to me on the authority ofAsim lbn
Umar Ibn Qatadah, he on the authority ofAbd al-Rahman lbn Jábir, he on the authority of
his father; he said:
I saw Yuhannah Ibn Rubah on the day he came to the Prophet, may
Allah bless him. He had a cross of gold fastened to his forehead. When he
saw the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, he covered it and nodded
his head. The Prophet, may Allah bless him, signalled him to raise his
head and made peace with him the same day. The Apostle of Allah, may
Allah bless him, covered him with a Yamanite sheet and ordered him to
stay with Bilal. He said: I saw Ukaydir when Khàlid brought him; he had
a cross of gold and he had put on a silken garment.
He (Ibn Sa
d) said: Here the narration is connected with the previous one. Muhammad lbn 'Umar said: I copied the epistle regarding the people of Adhruh. It was this: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. This is the epistle from Muhammad the Prophet to the people of Adhruh. They are safe under the protection of Allah and Muhammad and that in every Rajab they will pay one hundred dinars pure and of full weight. Allah will reward them for their kindness to Muslims. If a Muslim takes refuge with them for fear of punishment at the time when they fear the Muslims, Allah will be a surety for them. They will be safe till Muhammad sends a word before his emergence with the intention of fighting. He (Ibn Sad) said: The Apostle of Allah, may
Allah bless him, imposed three hundred dinars per annum on the people
of Aylah; and they were three hundred persons.
He (Ibn Sa
d) said: The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, wrote to the people of Jarbá and Adhrun: This is an epistle from Muhammad, the Prophet, to the people of Jarba and Adhruh; they are safe under the protection of Allah and the protection of Muhammad and that they have to pay one hundred dinars, pure and of full weight every Rajab [P. 38], and Allah is their surety. He (Ibn Sad) said: The Apostle of Allah may Allah bless him, wrote
to the people of Maqna that they were safe under the custody of Allah
and the custody of Muhammad and that would be one-fourth of the spun
(thread) and one-fourth of their fruits as dues from them.
ACCOUNT OF THE DESPATCH OF EPISTLES BY THEAPOSTLE OF ALLAH, MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM, TO THECHIEFS, INVITING THEM TO JOIN THE FOLD OF ISLAM,AND WHAT THE APOSTLE OF ALLAH, MAY ALLAHBLESS HIM, WROTE TO THE PEOPLE OF ARABIA ANDOTHERS-16