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English: facsimile of a letter sent by Muhammad to the Munzir Bin Sawa Al Tamimi, governor of Bahrain.

The letter's text translates to (unverified translation)

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
From Muhammad, messenger of God, to Munzir bin Sawa. May peace be on you! I praise God, who is One and there none to be worshipped but except him. I bear evidence to the Oneness of God and that I am a servant of God and his messenger. Thereafter I remind you of God. Whoever accepts admonition does it for his own good. Whoever followed my messengers and acted in accordance their guidance; he, in fact, accepted my advice. My messengers have highly praised your behaviour. You shall continue in your present office. You should remain faithful to God and his messenger.
I accept your recommendation regarding the people of Bahrain. I forgive the offences of the offenders. Therefore, you may also forgive them. Of the people of Bahrain, whoever want to continue in their Jewish or Majusi faith, should be made to pay Jizya.
The seal imprint reads Allah[i] rasul[u] Muhammad ("God's messenger, Muhammad).
Date 7th century
Author Muhammad


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