Under category : The Delegations
Article translated to : العربية
10-hamdan delegation: the arrival of this delegation was in the ninth year of al-hijra after the messenger’s return from tabuk. so the messenger of allâh [pbuh] gave them a pledge to guarantee the fulfillment of their demands. he sent to them malik bin an-namt as their chief, and appointed him as an agent on those of his people who embraced islam. khalid bin al-waleed was appointed for them all with a purpose of calling them to islam. he stayed with them for six months calling them to islam but no one responded to his call. later on ‘ali bin abi talib was dispatched there and khalid was ordered to come back. upon arriving at hamdan, ‘ali communicated to them a message from the messenger of allâh [pbuh] and called them to islam. they responded to the call and became muslims. ‘ali wrote to the messenger of allâh [pbuh] informing him of the good tidings. the messenger of allâh [pbuh] was briefed on the content of that letter, so he prostrated, then raised his head up and said: "peace be upon hamdan. peace be upon hamdan."