|On Letter Writing Format (231)|
|Allah the exalted said: <<It is from Sulaymăn, and it is in the name of Allah The Ever Merciful, the Mercy Bestowing>>
'Abă Sufyăn said that the letter written to Hercules by the Messenger of Allah contained the following: Bismillăhir-rahmănir-raheemi. From Muhammad the slave, and messenger of Allah, to Hercules the
great of Rome. As-Salămu `ală men 'ittaba`al-hudă, 'ammă ba`d.(237)
(236) Surat 'An-Naml (#27) V.30.
(237) In the name of Allah the Ever Merciful, Mercy Bestowing. From Muhammad the slave,
and Messenger of Allah, to Hercules the great of Rome, Peace be upon him who has followed the guidance, as for what follows...
'Al-`Adawee said it was sound, and that it was reported by Al-Bukhări, page 14 of volume 11 of Fath Al-Băree; Muslim,
page 103 volume 12; At-Tirmithi, page 500 of volume 7; and that At-Tirmithi said it was comely-sound.
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