Letter to the inhabitants of Mecca

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Letter to the inhabitants of Mecca
by Abu Bakr, translated by Simon Ockley

In the name of the most merciful God,

Abdallah Athik Ebn Abu Kohafa,[1] to the rest of the true believers; health and happiness, and the mercy and blessing of God be upon you. I praise the most high God, and I pray for his prophet Mohammed. This is to acquaint you that I intend to send the true believers into Syria, to take it out of the hands of the infidels, And I would have you know, that the fighting for religion is an act of obedience to God.

Translator's footnotes[edit]

  1. These were Abubeker’s surnames.